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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

(ADHD)

ADHD is a condition that affects people's behaviour. People with ADHD can seem restless, may have trouble concentrating and may act on impulse.

There are many definitions given to children with such difficulties: “the child never stands still”; “has difficulty controlling both verbal and motor impulsivity”; “has difficulty concentrating on the task and maintaining attention”; They are generally described as “immature”, “difficult to manage at home, in school and in any other environment”.

We refer to ADHD with predominant inattention when mainly selective attention and sustained attention are compromised (in the presence of a strong attention deficit).

However, we talk about ADHD with predominant impulsivity and hyperactivity when attentional functionality is slightly compromised, while the focus of the disorder lies in hyperkinetic behaviour and lack of self-regulation.

 

Combined ADHD has both classes of symptoms.

 

The problem must arise before 12 years of age and must not be secondary to other psychiatric pathologies (e.g., schizophrenia, mental retardation, etc.) or as a side effect of the use of drugs that involve symptoms like the one described.

 

 

OUR TARGETED INTERVENTION PROVIDES:

  • Learn to manage emotions (e.g., tolerance to frustrations, negative thoughts, anger)

  • Lengthening of attention spans

  • Control of motor responses

  • Strategies to increase the motivation

  • Impulse Control

 

TheChildrenTherapist intervention includes a parent training path based on emotional coping, given the high possibility of later developing an Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD).

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