Maintain your old Siemens Hipath system

What is Hyperactivity in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

Most of the ADHD kids that are seen in a private practice setting are hyperactive kids simply because they get into the most trouble. Their parents are usually pulling their hair out and saying, "We've got to get this child some help." The sad truth is that if a parent is going to spend money to get treatment for his kid, that kid's usually got to get into trouble first. So that's why hyperactive kids are seen the most in treatment.

Remember, though, not all of the kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are hyperactive. Perhaps as many as two out of three are, but perhaps as few as only 50%. So, that means that as many as 35% to 50% of kids with ADHD are not hyperactive.

So, what is hyperactivity? If you have a child who is hyperactive, you need no explanation. He's the one running across the ceiling. But for the rest of you, this is what hyperactivity in children and teens looks like. These are kids that act as if they are driven by a motor. They "go." You wind them up in the morning and they "go" until they're finally exhausted, and then they go to sleep, maybe. Some of these sleep pretty well during the night, and some of them hardly need sleep at all. Three hours of sleep and they're up and ready to go.

One definition of hyperactivity is "high levels of non-goal directed motor activity." A child with high levels of motor activity that is always directed at a goal may not be clinically hyperactive. He may be a future professional athlete or rocket scientist. It's the kid who bounces from one activity to another, in a manner inappropriate for their age, which is our concern.

Hyperactivity is often thought of as the child being "over aroused." There is a part of your brain that is constantly scanning the environment to see if there are any changes in that environment. If anything has changed, then that part of the brain asks the question, "Is this new thing in the environment good or bad? Is it something good to eat, or is it going to eat me? How should I feel about this new thing? Should I like it, or be afraid or it?" In many ADHD kids who are hyperactive this part of the brain is overly sensitive, and the kids are seen as being easily startled or scared, overreacting to things, touching everything around them, and being very edgy.

They never seem to be able to just relax. Some of these kids also have a very quick temper, a short fuse. They are sometimes explosive. They often lose friends because of their intensity and temper, and they often seem to run over people like a tornado.

But as we have said, a lot of ADHD kids are not hyperactive. And the kids who are not hyperactive tend to be girls, and they tend to sit in the back of the classroom and just quietly get C's and D's when everyone knows they should be getting A's and B's. These kids with ADHD without hyperactivity are the one's being labeled as "lazy" and at the parent conferences the parents are told, "He or she could do better if they'd just try harder."

You can learn more about the different types of ADHD. There are at least five different types of ADHD, and there are specific treatment strategies that should be used for each type. Impulsive children need a different strategy than children who are not impulsive, and hyperactive children need a different strategy than children who are not hyperactive. So be sure to visit the ADHD Information Library's section on the Different Types of ADHD.

Douglas Cowan, Psy.D., is a family therapist who has been working with ADHD children and their families since 1986. He is the clinical director of the ADHD Information Library's family of seven web sites, including http://www.newideas.net, helping over 350,000 parents and teachers learn more about ADHD each year. Dr. Cowan also serves on the Medical Advisory Board of VAXA International of Tampa, FL., is President of the Board of Directors for KAXL 88.3 FM in central California, and is President of NewIdeas.net Incorporated.

In The News:

55 elephants starve to death in Zimbabwe after drought
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:08:00 +0100
At least 55 elephants have starved to death in the last two months in Zimbabwe's biggest national park.

Japan braces for more storms after braving deadly typhoon
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 14:02:00 +0100
Japan will be hit by two more storms a week after it was devastated by a deadly typhoon.

Why newspapers across Australia have redacted their front pages
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 04:01:00 +0100
Australia's major newspapers have published redacted front pages in a coordinated campaign to highlight government secrecy.

Hacks 'carried out by Russian group disguised as Iranian cyber spies'
Sun, 20 Oct 2019 22:28:00 +0100
Suspected Russia-linked hackers have attacked dozens of countries, including Britain, disguised as Iranian cyber spies, UK and US intelligence agencies have revealed.

Franco's remains to be exhumed from state mausoleum on Thursday
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:12:00 +0100
The remains of dictator Francisco Franco will be exhumed from a state mausoleum on Thursday, the Spanish government has announced.



tikatoshop.it

Erfahrungen mit Pallhuber Wein
Agen Bola SBOBET Terpercaya

Travel in comfort and at your leisure with CT Airlink Limousine & Car Service for top quality private transportation and exceptional customer service. We operate Sedans, SUVs & Vans for CT Car Services to covering all Connecticut airports including Car Service from CT to Newark Airport , Mohegan Casino Uncasville CT, Foxwoods Casino Mashantucket CT, Manhattan Cruise Terminal NYC, Brooklyn Cruise Terminal NYC and Bayonne Cruise Terminal NJ. CT Airlink hire licensed and friendly chauffeurs who have in-depth knowledge of the Areas.

Parenting Your Teenager: The Bottom Line Issues

Q. When you consult with a family with teens, what... Read More

Childrens Safety in Public Places - 10 Useful Tips

My kids ask me all the time to take them... Read More

Whats Mine Is Mine

You are at the grocery store with your daughter and... Read More

THE NEW SCHOOL VISIT: 5 Things to Look For

Today the little red school house is not what it... Read More

Three Sure-Fire Ways to Teach Your Child About Safety

Levels of SafetyBy teaching our children there are different levels... Read More

The Three Best Alternative Treatments for ADHD

There are a LOT of alternative treatments for sale out... Read More

How To Homeschool Without Making Your Child An Outcast

If you are currently homeschooling or considering homeschooling your child,... Read More

The Importance of Fathers

There is no doubt that mothers play an all-important leading... Read More

School Days - Top 10 Tips for Establishing a Good Routine

Teachers know that children thrive in an environment with routines,... Read More

Parenting Your Teenager: 7 Tips for Back to School Success

Blink. That's all we did, blink, and summer is ending... Read More

Ten Tips for a Great First Day of School!

Many children are jittery on the first day of school.... Read More

The ABCs of Raising Twins

As a mother of two sets of fraternal boy/girl twins,... Read More

Ten Terrific Ideas for Rainy Day Fun

It's been raining for a week and the kids and... Read More

Avoid Weight Problems In Children

Although, not a well publicized statistic, childhood obesity has more... Read More

The Truth Behind Having Children

In the beginning, having children was just a byproduct of... Read More

What the Matter Is

When my oldest boy was really young, he tickled my... Read More

What Are Reasonable Expectations of a Child?

To have reasonable expectations of our children is an important... Read More

Best Tips for Stress Free Child Party Games

When planning a child birthday party, just a little bit... Read More

Potty Training ?To Train or Not to Train?

I have always found the notion of toilet training a... Read More

Vision: 20/20 Is Not Enough!

Now is an excellent time to have your child's vision... Read More

Misplaced Passion

"Before every action, ask yourself: Will this bring more monkeys... Read More

Childrens Books And Educational Toys - Can They Still Be Fun And Have Educational Value

It was no contest. Given a choice between a ball... Read More

Birth of a Parent

So you're pregnant. Congratulations! Your life is about to change... Read More

Teaching Your Children with Coupons

Coupons can be a great tool in educating your child... Read More

Why Wont My Teens Clean Their Room?

Have you ever had this struggle with your teens? Did... Read More