Since children with ADHD are often unaware of their behavior, they may become defiant and may even lie and claim, “I didn’t do it!
At other times they may drift as if in a daydream, failing to pay attention or finish what they start.
However, for some children, these kinds of behaviors are more than an occasional problem.
A child with inattention symptoms may have the following behaviors: ADD stands for Attention Deficit Disorder.
This is an old term that is now officially called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Inattentive Type. Children with ADHD may have one or more of the 3 main symptoms categories listed above.
Parents also may have concerns such as behavior problems at school, poor grades, difficulty finishing homework and so on.
If your child is 6 years of age or older and has shown symptoms of ADHD on a regular basis for more than 6 months, discuss this with your pediatrician.
A full medical history will be needed to put your child’s behavior in context and screen for other conditions that may affect your child’s behavior.
One of the challenges in diagnosing ADHD is that many disorders can look a lot like ADHD – including depression, anxiety, visual and hearing difficulties, seizures, learning disorders and even improper sleep quality.
Almost all children have times when their behavior veers out of control.
They may speed about in constant motion, make noise nonstop, refuse to wait their turn, and crash into everything around them.