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  1. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder http://www.connectncare.com/

  2. Content • Introduction • Frequency of ADHD • Signs & Symptoms • Risk Factor • How It Is Diagnosed • When To Consult A Doctor • Treatment http://www.connectncare.com/

  3. Introduction • ADHD is a behavioural disorder mainly affecting children and teenagers • It is associated with • Impulsive behaviour • Difficulty paying attention • Hyperactivity http://www.connectncare.com/

  4. Frequency Of ADHD • Boys are more affected by ADHD than girls • Frequency of ADHD is found to be highest among the children of age 9 to 10 years http://www.indianjpsychiatry.org/viewimage.asp?img=IndianJPsychiatry_2013_55_4_338_120544_f3.jpg http://www.connectncare.com/

  5. Signs & Symptoms • Unable to concentrate on tasks • Excessive physical movement • Excessive talking • Acting without thinking • Unable to stick at tasks that are tedious or time-consuming • Unable to sit still, especially in calm or quiet surroundings http://www.connectncare.com/

  6. Risk Factors • Cigarette smoking, alcohol use, drug use, exposure to toxins during pregnancy • Parent or sibling with ADHD or another mental health disorder • Low birth weight • Brain injuries • Exposure to high level of toxic at a young age http://www.connectncare.com/

  7. How It Is Diagnosed? Diagnosis of ADHD requires a proper examination by • Physician • Pediatrician • Psychiatrist http://www.connectncare.com/

  8. When To Consult A Doctor? If your child • Having academic or behavioural problems at school • Shows sign of mental health disorder like anxiety and depression • Facing problems like hyperactivity & impulsive behaviour http://www.connectncare.com/

  9. Treatment Treatment focuses on reducing the symptoms of ADHD through • Psychotherapy • Behavioural therapy • Medications • Education & Training http://www.connectncare.com/

  10. About ConnectnCareConnectnCare is a socio health network connecting people. We are working round the clock to ensure better accessibility to health care system. http://www.connectncare.com/