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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).
In the age group 6-12 years, nationwide prevalence amounted to 0.6% for autism spectrum disorders, 2.0% for ADHD, 0.9% for epilepsy and 0.3% for cerebral palsy. In total, 5.0% of all twelve-year-olds were registered with one or more of these diagnoses. The prevalence of autism spectrum disorders and ADHD varied between the counties, from 0.3% to 1.5% for autism spectrum disorders and from 1.1% to 3.5% for ADHD. For epilepsy and cerebral palsy there was little variation between the counties.
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.