The mother of all the skills is to learn the art of paying attention. – Kindembo
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is characterized by a constant example of total inattention and or being hyper. This in turn affects education, relationships and work. This person usually lacks focus, seems confused, and lacks performance. Physically he/she is seen to be overexcited, fidgeting with things or fingers, and talks illogically. Because of their hectic nature they are highly impulsive and may take a unplanned and uncalculated action which may cause them harm or at the least not bring about the desired results. He/she may not be liked by other people due to his/her hyper and irritable nature and talking things without first constructing his/her thoughts. People not liking them in turn will diminish their self esteem and further reduce their social interactions. Also because of their nature they may make major mistakes, are careless when someone is talking to them, lack focus, fail to have an organized thought chain, are unable to complete tasks at hand, and are edgy and unhappy because of lack of all these important parameters of a normal child.
The behavioral patterns of these children are very typical and can be easily noticed by the school teachers and health experts to help them rectify and treat. These children find it extremely difficult to sit still in their place in the classroom, they runaround without a valid reason to do so, they talk anything anytime, interrupt others when they are speaking their side of the things, and find it extremely difficult to follow rules laid down especially when their patience is tried.
At times symptoms of ADHD can be mistaken for tantrum, emotional or disciplinary problems or missed entirely in quiet, well-behaved children, leading to a delay in diagnosis. Schools should note that diagnosis of ADHD requires a comprehensive evaluation by a licensed clinician, such as a pediatrician, psychologist, or psychiatrist with expertise in ADHD.