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).
ADHD is the most common mental health disorder of childhood. Studies throughout the world have reported the occurrence of ADHD in school age children as being between 5% and 12%. However, since girls are less likely to display outward hyperactivity and impulsivity, and as many women as men are diagnosed in adulthood, we know that we miss diagnosing many girls with ADHD in childhood. Females with ADHD are equally impaired in the areas of attention and social and academic problems as males.
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.