Monday, March 24, 2008

On Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

From FOCUS ON THE FAMILY, Today, 24 Mar 2008 edition


On Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

By Dr Bill Maier


Parenting brings a lot of challenges. But have a special measure

of appreciation for parents of children with ADHD

(Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).


Wouldn’t we all like to have children that never rock the boat,

and who are always compliant and happy?


The trouble is, most kids are not like that. They tend to fight,

argue and misbehave – even from an early age. But imagine

the frustration of constantly battling with your child only to

find out that he or she is struggling with some form of

attention disorder.


The good news is, ADHD is no longer a sentence to a lifetime

of chaos. Every year, doctors are learning new and better ways

to treat the disorder. And they’re getting better at detecting

and diagnosing symptoms as well.


So, if your child is diagnosed with ADHD, take heart – there are

more tools than ever to help you treat and control it.

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