An hereditary pattern has been shown.
Exact causes are unknown.
Which of these two children suffers from ADD or ADHD; the hyperactive boy who talks nonstop and can’t sit still or the quiet dreamer who sits at her desk and stares off into space? Well, the truth is that they both do. The boy suffers from ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and the girl from ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder).
How do you know that you are dealing with an ADHD sufferer? Here are some pointers:
- They are in constant motion. They squirm and fidget when sitting. They do not seem to listen. They have trouble playing quietly. They can often talk excessively. They interrupt or intrude on others. They are easily distracted. They do not finish tasks.
- Your child with ADD will exhibit some of these behaviors except for the physical restlessness. They will often be the dreamers in the classroom. Have a look at the chart for more information.