Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic disorder that affects many children every year. The condition continues till adulthood. The diagnosis of ADHD is controversial in itself as medical science disagrees with its actual existence. However, the disorder is quite common and can be treated well with talk therapy at My Fit Brain. Talk therapy becomes more effective when used in combination with some medicines.
Symptoms of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Over the years, online therapists for ADHD have observed the following symptoms in children suffering from ADHD. Symptoms may include any or all of the following:
- Sudden emotional outbursts
- Loss of concentration
- Impulsiveness in every activity
- Disorganized life
- Problems in Time management
- Getting easily bored
- Showing a need for constant encouragement for every task
- Difficulty in sitting for a long period
- The careless attitude in everything
- Easy distraction
- Problems in paying attention to listening instructions
Symptoms of ADHD in kids?
Symptoms can fluctuate from child to child, based on the intensity of symptoms. But mostly, personality contains the combination of hyperactivity, lack of concentration, and unable to control impulsiveness. Some of the traits are:
- Always on the go and look like they have a motor-driven in their body.
- Being squirmy and often twist fingers.
- Doesn't follow instructions leading to lack of nutrition and homework schedules.
- Talk excessively and concentration shifts towards what others are doing.
- Irritate others and intro others.
- Poor sitting power, losses things, cry often.
- Often daydreams and shifts hobby.
ADHD comes in combination with autism many times. In one-third of cases, it leads to a combination of Autism Spectrum Disorder that can affect the language, behavior, social, and learning skill of kids. This combination is mostly seen in kids nearly 3 years of age.
ADHD affects not just small children but adults too. Sometimes doctors advise stimulant medications to control the aggressive symptoms in the patient. But experts at the My Fit Brain team say that children have shown positive results to therapy provided by online counseling.
What Parents can Assess ADHD in their kids?
Usually, every kid is naughty at the peak of their age. So, it becomes difficult for parents to understand either it's ADHD or not. Hence, it's important to seek help from a Psychologist or Pediatrician near you for assessment. Many Psychological Tests like Corners Scale, Vanderbilt ADHD Scales are available for diagnosis. After the confirmation only it is advisable to start treatment courses.
- Yoga and Meditation
- Special Education
- Love, No Punishments
What kind of medicines may help in the cure of ADHD?
Treatment of ADHD can be varying from child to adult, not every person with ADHD takes the same drugs. The two main types of medications used for the treatment of ADHD in kids are stimulants and non-stimulants. Here are 5 types of medication licensed for the treatment of ADHD:
Which Therapies are helpful in ADHD?
Basically, two types of Therapies are helpful in ADHD Cure:
1. Occupational therapy
A psychologist always refers to Occupational Therapy for ADHD kids as prior treatment. Occupational Therapists are available at MyFitBrain to provide therapy that will help the child to attend and learn various adapting activities. Occupational Therapists conduct an assessment and being intervention as required. Occupational Therapy often works with children to help them to develop self-regulation and teach children strategies to address these challenging areas.
2. Behavior therapy
Behavior Therapy helps ADHD kids to manage their hyper activities, impulsiveness, and inattention. Behavioural Therapy can teach children skills that will benefit them as they grow up, Behavioural Therapy focuses on replacing negative habits and actions with positive ones.
3. Yoga and Meditation
Meditation and yoga are good ways to manage your kid's ADHD. Meditation helps to strengthen their ability to control attention power. Yoga will help to boost their self-esteem, lower stress, and also helps in losing weight.
4. Special education
ADHD can affect a student's behavior, learning ability, emotions, and relationship too. Special Education can help these students to learn and manage issues and provide encouraging support. They help to design a behavioral program to address specific problems in the classroom.
5. Love, No punishments
Never punish an ADHD child, because their behavior is all outside of their control. You should not ignore your kids or interrupt them always for better discipline. However, providing a child suffering from ADHD, positive attention is a good investment. Forcing a child with ADHD to stay in for recess may worsen behavior problems. Parents should explain the reason for doing a task clearly or positively. Negative language can be hurtful or can make the disruptive behavior of your child worsen.
Causes of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Now, the problem is how to differentiate that someone showing the above symptoms has Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or is reacting normally to adverse situations in his life. It might be possible that some children/adults find it difficult to adhere to the strict routine of schools or workplaces respectively. They might be willing to indulge in some entertaining activities when others are seriously studying or doing their office work.
So ADHD cannot be related to someone's reluctance to do regular work or studies. It is a serious problem which if left untreated might impact the whole life of the patient. This is why counseling at My Fit Brain is recommended if you feel that your child might be suffering from some mental illness like ADHD.
- ADHD is a genetic disorder also. So one may get it from a family history of ADHD
- It is more common in children if their mother indulged in smoking or alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
- Lead exposure can also result in ADHD in children
- Increasing academic demands and a stressful life also contribute to such problems in children.
How Therapy at MFB can Help to Cure ADHD
Psychotherapy at MFB is very effective for the treatment of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as it focuses on the modification of behavior. Children find it tough to regulate their emotions and behavioral response in difficult situations. ADHD Therapists at My Fit Brain help them in learning some effective strategies to cope up with such situations. They teach children how to take control of their lives and how to avoid symptoms of ADHD in challenging situations.
Therapists teach children about goal setting and consequential rewards, which inculcates a feeling of hope in ADHD children. They realize the regulation of their acts and understand that the better they work or study; the better will be the results. My Fit Brain team consultation for ADHD can help your child in achieving the following virtues:
- Increase in focus
- Better management of impulses
- Staying disciplined when necessary
- Learning to stay motivated in tough situations
- Maintaining control even in negative situations
Hence, book your appointment today and let us support you in treating ADHD in your child as children are the future of the nation. If they are sick, the nation will eventually become sick in the future. Contact My Fit Brain team today and let us help.