Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders in children, but it also affects many adults. Symptoms of this disorder include inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.40

A person with ADHD often has difficulty paying attention to details, making careless mistakes at school, work, or during other activities; appears not to be listening when someone else is talking; unable to follow instructions to completion and complete tasks; avoids tasks that require mental effort, such as schoolwork or writing reports in the case of adults; often loses objects necessary for their activities; gets distracted very easily; cannot sit still in a chair; has difficulty waiting his turn and interrupts others frequently.41

Symptoms can appear early, between the ages of three and six, but not infrequently they are confused with emotional or discipline problems, leading to a late diagnosis. Over the course of life, ADHD symptoms tend to evolve. In children, hyperactivity and impulsivity is more prevalent, later it is inattention that is assumed to be the main symptom.41

Medication is the main form of treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but there are studies that indicate that when combined with parent and teacher guidance, psychotherapy and Neurofeedback neurotherapy, the treatment is more effective. 40