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 addition to genetics, researchers are looking at possible environmental factors, and are studying how brain injuries, nutrition, and the social environment might contribute to ADHD.
The highest familial risk was observed among first-degree relatives among parents of probands with ADHD and OR = 2.28 among full siblings of probands with ADHD; completed suicide: OR = 2.24 and OR = 2.23 whereas the risk was considerably lower among more genetically distant relatives (attempted suicide: OR = 1.59 among maternal half siblings, OR = 1.57 among paternal half siblings, and OR = 1.39 among cousins; completed suicide.
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.