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).
Prevalence and prescribing rates for ADHD have risen steeply over the period of a decade, partly in response to concerns about underdiagnosis and undertreatment. Recent US data showed that 86% of children diagnosed with ADHD are described as having 'mild or moderate' disorder, and some are diagnosed without fulfilling diagnostic criteria for ADHD.
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.