ADD symptoms are characterized by a child’s over activity, inattentiveness, etc. ADD symptoms are said to have a negative effect not only on a child’s education (performance) but also relationships with other people. This leaves the parents with frustration.
ADD symptoms are commonly the following:
- Learning Disabilities
- Lack of Sleep
- Behavioral Problems
Children with ADD symptoms are said to react to adrenalin, serotonin, etc. (neurotransmitters) in an extremely different way from children without ADD. This is why if you suspect your child to be exhibiting ADD symptoms, consult a doctor immediately for your child to be evaluated and treated accordingly.
ADD is found more in boys as compared to girls. It is a childhood behavioral disorder affecting school aged kids.
The most common ADD symptoms are said to be:
- Inattentiveness – this means that the child is distracted easily and has problems holding attention for longer periods of time
- Hyperactivity – this means that the child is too active
- Impulsivity – this means that the child does things abruptly, not thinking about the consequences
Symptoms of the said ailment in children who are younger than six years old may be difficult to see as the said symptoms are just normal behavior among children with that age. However, if your child displays extreme behavior then there may be a possibility of having ADD.
Children aged at six to twelve years may show clearer signs of ADD symptoms. These symptoms may be indicated by:
- Frequent Low grades or low test scores
- Bad study skills
- Being unable to socialize normally with other kids
- Very low self esteem
Children who are left with untreated ADD may bring those symptoms even up to their teenage years. Those teens may not be able to cope well with school work.
Adults may also have ADD though not that noticeable. Symptoms in adults may actually be the following:
- Being constantly depressed
- Finding it hard to keep a Job
ADD symptoms may be similar to other ailments or conditions e.g. bipolar disorder. It is therefore important to consult the experts so as to determine which condition is really experienced by the person.