Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder whose main symptoms are:
- Attention Deficit (ADD): the child has difficulty concentrating and maintaining attention.
- Hyperactivity: it is characterized by moving at inappropriate times, lack of constancy, difficulty relaxing, etc.
- Impulsivity: is impatient, conflicting, interrupts conversations and does not think before acting, among others.
For these symptoms to be associated with ADHD, certain conditions must be met:
- It must be submitted before 7 years and last longer than 6 months.
- It must affect 2 of the 3 areas surrounding the child: home, school and social life.
- It must have a significant impact showing significant deterioration.
People affected by ADHD need to be understood and accepted. It is important that the family remains patient and persevering to learn to manage the impact of this disorder in the environments surrounding the child.
How does Neural help in the recovery of a child with ADHD?
It has been shown that early diagnosis and adequate treatment of ADHD allows a significant evolution of this disorder.
Upon suspicion it is proven that a timely intervention significantly improves the prognosis.
Diagnosing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is not easy, since there are numerous comorbidities and symptoms that lead us to mistakenly think that we are facing an ADHD case.
In Neural, the neuropsychologist evaluates the patient through a series of objective tests and contrasts the results with the medical history. This test is always carried out in coordination with other specialists who may be part of the process to ensure that the diagnosis given is correct.
Once the diagnosis was made, in Neural we provide the family, the school and the boy or girl with the knowledge and tools necessary to know how to act in situations where they did not know how to do it before.
All life ahead.