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In the 5 years of my motherhood I have heard lot of parent discussing about ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. To tell the truth I had not idea about it but bits and pieces of information from the ladies talk. When this came up as a topic with my close friends circle I did my bit of research on the topic. The article, write up, simple discussion everything found had two version, one group of people who believe it is a disorder and other other set who believe it is jus bad parenting. Here I am trying to be radical centrists.
ADHD is a collection of symptoms that most assuredly do exist, which can be detected only with careful diagnostic workup before a decision is made. ADHD are broken into three subtype a) an inattentive type b) a hyperactive impulsive type ç) a combined type each with its own pattern of behaviour.
Signs for subtype:
An inattentive type
80% of these behaviours have to be present in the kid from very early age, these behaviours should be severe compare to other kids of the age. These behaviours should exist for atleast for 6 month. If your kid have any of these behaviour it is not necessary to be ADHD they can have it for other reason too. Kids who have experienced a divorce, a move, an illness, a change in school, or other significant life event may suddenly begin to act out or become forgetful. That is normal where understanding the kid is enough. Bad parenting has nothing to do with ADHD but parents with ADHD can have a kid with the ADHD that is totally different because the real reason is still unknow.
Hope I did justice.... If any discussions write on comments Wil discuss it..