Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Written by: Shehzeen Ahmad | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Bahjat Balbous


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common mental disorder in children and teenagers. However, it can develop in adolescents and adults, too. ADHD can have dire consequences on a child’s performance in school and daily life. ADHD Treatment in Dubai can help diagnose and treat this disorder.

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD Dubai is a severe psychological disorder primarily affecting teenagers and children. The condition can continue into adulthood if not appropriately treated or not treated at all.

If a child has this illness, they may not be able to control their impulses. The affected person may not be able to pay attention to a matter. If left untreated, the child may not be able to live everyday life. Research shows this disorder is mainly found in boys but can also occur in girls.

It has been found that the affected people may not be able to set goals, manage time, stay organized, and hold a job. Problems related to self-esteem, relationships, and substance abuse are also common in adults who have ADHD.

Causes of ADHD

The exact causes of ADHD are unknown, but research has linked the following to ADHD:

  • Genetics
  • Lead or other toxins
  • Chemical imbalance
  • Imbalance of brain chemicals
  • Poor diet and lifestyle choices
  • A brain injury or a brain disorder
  • Less active attention controlling brain areas
  • Premature birth

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Symptoms of ADHD in Children

The ADHD symptoms are divided into three categories for children:

●     Inattention

The child with ADHD is easily distracted and often loses things. Such children forget about daily activities and may not be able to organize daily tasks. Moreover, they do not follow directions or finish tasks and do not appear to be listening. When they carry out a job, they cannot avoid mistakes that can easily be avoided. Children with ADHD also do not like doing things that require sitting still.

●     Hyperactivity

Children with ADHD cannot stay still and always keep moving. They talk excessively and cannot play quietly. Many children with ADHD also have a habit of fidgeting.

●     Impulsivity

A child who has ADHD bothers others with their impulsivity. Such kids have trouble waiting for their turn and speak as if someone is screaming.

Symptoms of ADHD in Adults

The symptoms of ADHD for adults can be different from children. The most common signs are:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Inorganization
  • Mood Swings
  • Impulsivity
  • Procrastination
  • Frustration
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Chronic Boredom
  • Work-Life Problems
  • Relationship Problems
  • Anger Management Issues
  • Addiction or Substance Abuse
  • Forgetfulness and Chronic Lateness
  • Lack of Concentration

Treatment Techniques

Though it is not possible to prevent ADHD, early detection and proper treatment can help manage the symptoms. The symptoms of this illness can be managed with Therapy and ADHD Medication Dubai.

Medication

The following medications (also known as stimulants) can help control impulsive and hyperactive behavior as well as attention problems:

  • Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse Dubai)
  • Dexmethylphenidate (Focalin)
  • Dextroamphetamine (Adderall, Dexedrine)
  • Methylphenidate (Concerta, Daytrana, Metadate, Methylin, Ritalin, Quillivant)

If stimulants do not work, the professional can prescribe any of the following Nonstimulant mediations to people older than 6:

  • Clonidine (Kapvay)
  • Guanfacine (Intuniv)
  • Atomoxetine (Strattera)

Some dietary supplements, such as omega 3s, can benefit the patient. Vayarin can also be used but only if a therapist prescribes it.

Therapy

The following therapies can help change abnormal patterns of behavior:

  • Special Education
  • Social Skills Training
  • Behavior Modification
  • Psychotherapy (Counseling)

Furthermore, attending support groups sessions help with support and acceptance.

Recovery and Results

Seeking professional help always works, provided the patient cooperates with the professional. Such kinds of treatments take time, and it may not always be possible to obtain results quickly. However, symptoms of ADHD get better in early adulthood for most people with ADHD.

Benefits

ADHD Diagnosis in Dubai can lead to numerous benefits. Some of these benefits are as follows:

  • Reduces ADHD symptoms
  • Controls hyperactivity in children
  • Reduces impulsivity

Improves focus and concentration

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder FAQs

Do people with ADHD need attention?

No, it does not mean that they need attention. People who have ADHD have trouble paying attention to something and remaining calm or still. Thinking that people with ADHD need attention is just a myth.

How does ADHD affect attention?

Brains of people that are suffering from ADHD are low on dopamine and norepinephrine. These two control brain attention levels and arousal; their deficiency directly contributes to a less focused person.

How a person with ADHD thinks?

A person with ADHD cannot respond as quickly as an average person and have difficulty staying focused. The brain arousal and attention levels of that person are also suppressed.

Consult an Expert

If you have symptoms of (ADHD) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, you should seek professional help. An expert psychiatrist at the Euromed Clinic Center can answer all your questions about ADHD Treatment in Dubai. Please feel free to call us or fill the short online form to book an appointment.

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