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ATTENTION DEFICIT WITH HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD)

INTRODUCTION

 

- John is a student who is easily distracted in class, does not manage to focus and complete the tasks, and finds it difficult to sit still at his desk. Could this boy have ADHD? What are the characteristics that define ADHD and its different subtypes?

 

- Maria displays behaviors in class and at home that are consistent with a diagnosis of ADHD. Her father was diagnosed ADHD when he was a child. Is her father's ADHD diagnosis relevant or irrelevant to the potential diagnosis of the same disorder in Maria? What are the causes of ADHD?

 

- Pedro is a 12-year-old boy diagnosed with combined type ADHD. He presents a poor academic performance and is frequently sent to the headmaster because of his behavioral problems. What other disorders are often associated with ADHD?

 

- Marcos has recently been diagnosed with ADHD. His teachers describe him as inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive during class. What are the main treatment methods for Marcos' symptoms?

 

 

     Attention deficit with hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of most commonly diagnosed learning disorders in children. Between 3 and 7% are currently diagnosed with this disorder. It is very likely that, during your teaching career, you will meet some student with these symptoms. Therefore, it is important to know some essential points to understand and treat it.