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).
Rohde et al. (2005) reviewed seven studies reporting prevalence rates of ADHD in Brazil and reported a high variability of this disorder (1.5% to 18%), which was attributed to the use of completely diverse methodologies. In a more recent investigation, Polanczyk et al., (2010) assessed a representative household sample of the Brazilian population. The sample comprised 3007 individuals, and the overall prevalence of positive screeners for ADHD was 5.8% [95% confidence interval (CI), 4.8–7.0].
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.