Some Important Things Parents Need To Know About ADD

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DD and ADHD can be a very serious problem. It can affect every aspect of the persons life, which is why it is important to get the child the help that they need. If the condition goes untreated it can leave the child unable to function normally and have lasting results. Here are some things you need to know about ADD and ADHD.

What Is ADD?

ADD and ADHD is a problem with the functioning of the frontal lobe. The brain does develop as it should, which causes the person to have a hard time understanding consequences, and controlling their impulses. This is why you might notice someone with ADD having a hard time focusing. If a thought comes into their mind, even during a time when they should be listening or doing something else, their mind will wander to that thought. Additionally, the child may have a hard time keeping their hands to themselves, or following directions. It could even appear that they don't process the directions you are giving them. For instance, you might say if you touch this one more time, you will spend the rest of the day in your room. Then moments later, the child touches it. After they may feel remorse, or they may not seem to understand why they are being punished. These are all signs that the child may have ADD.

How Do I Get A Diagnosis Of ADD?

The best way to get a diagnosis is to take the child to a pediatric doctor and/or psychologist.  They will ask the parents and caregivers lots of questions as well as to how the child behaves, problems you have noticed and so much more. In some cases, you can get a brain scan done, but this is usually unnecessary. You can usually figure out what you need to by an assessment of behavior.

How Do You Treat ADD?

There are a couple different ways to treat ADD. First, you can do medication. The medication can help to heal the brain and encourage proper functioning. There is also therapy that can be very effective, especially if the person with ADD is young. The brain is very pliable while you are young, so you can heal the condition with proper therapy. This is why medication and therapy together are usually the fastest and most effective way for treating the problem.

If you think your child may have ADD talk to a doctor, such as at Anxiety Depression Disorders Clinic, about your options. 


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