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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (over-activity).
The prevalence of ADHD in adults in the Belgian population was estimated to be 4.1%. The disorder started in early childhood (median age 7 years) and developed fastest between the ages of 7 and 9. ADHD was comorbid with anxiety disordersand alcohol-related disorders, and results in a suboptimal daily functioning on about 7.7 days a month. Only one person in five had sought professional help in the 12 month period prior to the screening test.
When their child is diagnosed with ADHD, parents often have concerns about deciding the best way to help their child. It is important for parents to remember that ADHD can be successfully managed.so parents should work closely with everyone involved in the child's life—healthcare providers, therapists, teachers, coaches, and other family members. Taking advantage of all the resources available will help parents guide their child towards success.Behavior therapy, including parent training,Medications,School accommodations and interventions.