Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder or disruptive behavior disorder commonly found in children between the ages of six and twelve years. Children with ADHD may be hyperactive and have problems paying attention and controlling their impulses. Such behavioral trends hamper their performance at school and at home.
Although ADHD is usually discovered during the early school years, it is sometimes found in adults as well. Adults suffering from ADHD typically have trouble being organized, managing time, determining goals, or undertaking a given job. This may also affect their self-esteem and impede their social relationships. ADHD is more common in boys than in girls.
To explain ADD/ADHD in scientific terms, we can say that in individuals with ADD/ADHD, the frontal cortex (surface) of the brain receives lesser blood flow and has more trouble using glucose than those without ADD/ADHD. This directly obstructs the tasks performed by the frontal cortex namely initiating behavior, inhibiting impulses, and controlling working memory.
Pointing out one particular cause of ADD/ADHD is difficult. A number of factors may contribute to ADD/ADHD. They include,
Genetic factors | Smoking, drinking, or drug abuse by mother during pregnancy | Exposure to environmental toxins during pregnancy or at a young age | Premature birth | Lower weight at the time of birth | Brain injuries
ADD/ADHD is incurable, but don't lose hope because it can be managed with appropriate professional support and advice for affected children and parents. At Neural Space under BrainRx we provide a professional cognitive skills' evaluation through our proprietary Cognitive Skills TestTM.
Cognitive Skills TestTM is the most comprehensive ADD/ADHD test available in India that is also time and cost effective. This test assesses all cognitive skills including memory, attention, visual and auditory processing, processing speed, logic, and reasoning.
Cognitive skills trainings provided at Neural Space manage the causes of learning struggles experienced by children, teens, and adults. They help excel in school, sports, extra-curricular activities, workplace, and even social life.
Ritalin and other stimulant medications can manage the ADD/ADHD symptoms
Private classrooms at Neural Space allow the children to take the test alone, thus preventing class disruptions and helping them focus
Cognitive skills training strengthens weak cognitive skills and thus attacks the root causes of ADD/ADHD