What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?


Think you’re nine years old. You are sitting in the classroom. You are not aware of what the teacher is saying because you have seen a tree outside and you are focused to the birds’ movement on the tree. Everyone else in the class has opened the mathematics books. You also opened it but you do not know what to do. You asked your friend next to you but he said to be quiet. The kid sitting in front of you threatened you with telling you to teacher. You asked to the teacher, but there was an incident in the class. And the teacher demanded you to come over and solve the questions. Is it possible to solve questions without knowing what to do? Especially, when it is not possible to collect attention anyway. You forced yourself to pay attention. When you are reading the first question, the pencil sharpness distracted you. Your teacher’s marches in the class also prevented you from giving attention to the question. You again focused the tree out of the window. The teacher scolded you for sleeping. You still did not know what to do; the bell distracted you but caused you to rescue. You wanted to run out of the class as soon as the bell rang. But the teacher said you to wait until everyone go out and scolded you for not leaving school without running.

Imagine you spend your days like this. You are classmates you are strange and don’t even talk to you; teachers think you are lazy and you do not understand anything; and your family do not want to get complaints from the school… This is only a small part of children with attention deficit. Attention deficit is defined as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the clinical literature. This syndrome has neurological and behavioral characteristics. Attention time, stimulation control and activity level are three areas of this disorder. Most of the children in this situation can show reactions such as lack of attention, instinctual reaction, and hyperactivity. While some children experience one of these conditions, some may experience all reactions at the same time.

Attention deficit disorder in children has increased considerably in recent years. Surveys show about 5% of school-age children and more often boys have attention deficit. Contrary to old beliefs, lack of attention does not emerge in adolescence. So many years of research reveals that the lack of attention has arisen in primary school and continues until puberty. Some of these children also may have symptoms during adulthood. Unfortunately, children with attention deficit cannot be diagnosed until they fail at school. Namely, families are not successful enough to detect this problem. We are always hearing the complaints from parents saying their kid has been a very moving child due to his/her age, he even could not play with a toy for a long time, and could not watch cartoons. Unfortunately, the parents think that these situations are normal and temporary. We need to keep a close eye on our children and prevent the formation and progression of a disease that could damage their future lives.

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