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AD / HD For Dummies by Jeff Strong

By Jeff Strong

Sound recommendation for fogeys whose teenagers have difficulty concentrating

According to the nationwide Institutes of health and wellbeing, an anticipated 5 to 10 percentage of youngsters be afflicted by recognition Deficit ailment (ADD) or awareness Deficit Hyperactivity sickness (ADHD). This publication presents solutions for fogeys of kids who could have both situation, in addition to for grownup victims. Written in a pleasant, easy-to-understand sort, it is helping humans realize and comprehend upload and ADHD signs and gives an authoritative, balanced evaluate of either drug and non-drug cures.

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Another person may constantly fidget but can spend seemingly endless amounts of time focusing on one thing, often to the exclusion of everything else in her life. Yet another person may not be able to stop himself from impulsive and often dangerous behaviors but may be able to sit calmly in school. Peering into primary symptoms In spite of all the different ways that AD/HD manifests, there are three basic symptoms: Inattention/distractibility: People with AD/HD have problems focusing. You may be able to focus sometimes but not others.

Part I The ABCs of AD/HD In this part . . Quite simply, this part of the book introduces you to the basics of AD/HD, including the theories about what causes it and the symptoms that most people with AD/HD experience. If you, your child, or another loved one has just been diagnosed with AD/HD, the chapters in this part offer a good overview of what you’re dealing with. attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) In this chapter, we introduce you to AD/HD. We give you a brief overview of the common symptoms, biological causes, diagnosis, treatment approaches, and life strategies for coping with AD/HD.

Brain damage: One of the early, non-behavioral theories involved the idea that people with AD/HD have some sort of brain damage. This was partly a result of the 1918 influenza epidemic, when some children who had influenza encephalitis developed hyperactivity, inattentiveness, and impulsivity. This theory was later referred to as Minimal Brain Damage and eventually led to some of the cutting-edge research that’s going on today. Toxic exposure: Exposure to lead, and the accumulation of lead in the brain, was once considered the cause of AD/HD.

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