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).Scientists are not sure what causes ADHD, although many studies suggest that genes play a large role. Like many other illnesses, ADHD probably results from a combination of factors.
At study entry, a total of 546 patients were enrolled; 234 patients were prescribed atomoxetine , 221 patients were prescribed methylphenidate, and 91 patients were prescribed nootropic agents. The proportion of patients who completed the 12-month study (through Visit 6) was 62.4% (atomoxetine, n=146), 60.2% (methylphenidate, n=133), and 84.6% (nootropic agents, n=77).
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.