Jitterbug’s products aids kids with ADHD, but what is ADHD?

ADHD stands for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. It is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects both children and adults. ADHD is characterized by difficulties with attention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity, which can impact a person’s ability to function in various settings, such as school, work, and social situations.

The symptoms of ADHD typically begin in childhood, but they may persist into adulthood. Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention in class, following directions, and completing tasks, while adults with ADHD may struggle with time management, organization, and maintaining focus on tasks.

ADHD is often treated with a combination of medication, therapy, and lifestyle changes. While there is no cure for ADHD, effective treatment can help individuals manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

Psych Central states that approximately 12% of men / boys carry symptoms of ADHD, while 5.6% of women / girls have ADHD symptoms.

What Are The Symptoms?

The symptoms of ADHD can be grouped into three main categories: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Not everyone with ADHD will experience all of these symptoms, and the severity of symptoms can vary from person to person. The following are some common symptoms of ADHD:

  1. Inattention:
  • Difficulty paying attention to details and making careless mistakes
  • Trouble staying focused on tasks or activities
  • Frequently losing things, such as keys or homework
  • Forgetfulness in daily activities
  • Difficulty organizing tasks or activities
  • Avoiding or disliking tasks that require sustained mental effort
  • Easily distracted by external stimuli
  1. Hyperactivity:
  • Fidgeting or squirming in seat
  • Difficulty staying seated or still
  • Running or climbing excessively
  • Difficulty engaging in quiet activities
  • Talking excessively
  • Interrupting others during conversations or activities
  • Difficulty waiting for one’s turn
  1. Impulsivity:
  • Acting without thinking
  • Difficulty delaying gratification
  • Impulsive spending, risk-taking, or substance abuse
  • Interrupting others during conversations or activities
  • Difficulty waiting for one’s turn

It’s important to note that these symptoms can occur in other conditions or situations, and the diagnosis of ADHD should be made by a qualified medical professional after a thorough evaluation.

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