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Title: What Is ADHD? What Causes It And How To Prevent It?


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WHAT IS ADHD? WHAT CAUSES IT AND HOW TO PREVENT
IT?
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  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a
    neuro-developmental condition that can cause
    people to behave impulsively, and demonstrate
    abnormal levels of hyperactivity. Its a common
    myth that ADHD only affects children, whereas the
    truth is that adults too can get affected by it.

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CAUSES OF ADHD
  • So far doctors have only been able to specify
    that ADHD has its roots in disrupted neurological
    functioning of the brain. Some recent researches
    have also unveiled that hyperactivity and
    impulsiveness are caused by reduced levels of
    dopamine and gray matter in the human brain.

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SYMPTOMS OF ADHD
  • According to the NHS, symptoms of ADHD in
    youngsters and teenagers are divided into two
    categories, Inattentiveness and Hyperactivity/Impu
    lsiveness.

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Symptoms of inattentiveness include
  • Having a short attention span,
  • Carelessness,
  • Forgetfulness,
  • Shifting from one task to another frequently,
  • Having problems with the organization of things
    and thoughts.

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Symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsiveness
include
  • Inability to sit still,
  • Being fidgety,
  • Poor concentration,
  • Excessive and repeated physical movements,
  • Talking too much and too fast,
  • Impatient,
  • Interrupting others while they are talking,
  • Lack of sense of danger.

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TREATMENT OF ADHD
  • An individual affected with ADHD is given
    medications to control their impulsiveness,
    hyperactivity, and inattentiveness such as
    Clonidine, stimulants, and antipsychotics. In
    adults and teens, doctors may even prescribe
    additional drugs such as antidepressants to keep
    depression and anxiety under control.

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    -causes-how-to-prevent/
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