[Voice of Hope November 20, 2023](Editor: Li Wenhan) Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common, chronic neurodevelopmental disorder. The global incidence rate among children is approximately 7.2%, of which 60%-80% persist into adolescence, and 50.9% persist into adult ADHD.
ADHD not only impairs children’s learning functions, but also causes damage in many other aspects, involving the entire life cycle. Early identification, diagnosis and standardized treatment can significantly improve the prognosis of ADHD.
So, what are the symptoms of ADHD? Because it is a syndrome, its manifestations are diverse, but the most core symptoms are: hyperactivity, lack of concentration, and impulsive behavior. Being overly active refers to problems in life and learning that often occur due to untimely activity, such as being unable to obey the teacher’s instructions at school, which leads to difficulties in adapting to school life. Lack of concentration is manifested in children performing tasks and activities that require a certain amount of effort to complete, such as doing homework, listening to lectures in class, etc., instead of watching TV or playing with mobile phones.
But not every child with ADHD will be “hyperactive”. Girls’ ADHD is more manifested by inattention rather than hyperactivity, so it is often ignored, delaying diagnosis and treatment.
Editor in charge: Li Zhi
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