ADHD related disorders


ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder normally afflicts children who are just entering prep school or their first grade. Sometimes along with ADHD the child can suffer from ADHD related disorders as well. These disorders usually manifest themselves as a learning disorder or a behavioral disorder.

Children often find it difficult to grasp and understand concepts taught to them at school. They have poor concentration levels and make mistakes while reading or writing. Dyslexia is the most common disorder that can affect an ADHD child. Grammatical and spelling errors are not uncommon. Almost 20-30% of the children suffer from a learning disorder. ADHD children tend to be hyperactive, impulsive and aggressive in nature. There is a very high chance that most of these children are bullies or act as miscreants. Stealing and breaking things is common. They openly flaunt the rules and laws of the school. These tendencies are normally clubbed as conduct disorder. It is important that the children should be treated immediately as it can have a serious effect on their personality and lives as they grow up.

Depression and anxiety can be controlled by medication. In a few ADHD cases it was noticed that the children were suffering from Tourette syndrome as well. Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder that is characterized by repetitive gestures. The gestures can be continuous blinking of the eye or repetition of words. Both the disorders can be cured with the help of medicines. However, they need to be treated as different disorders.

Another common disorder that is found in ADHD children is the Oppositional Defiant Disorder. This is more common in boys than girls. Boys tend to argue and rebel easily. They are more aggressive than other children and can face violent temper outbursts. Immediate medical attention is a must in such cases.

Bipolar disorder is yet another disorder that is associated with ADHD. Often distinguishing between a bipolar disorder and ADHD is difficult since both of them are characterized by similar symptoms. Regular mood swings and depression are commonly observed in children suffering from bipolar disorder.


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