Why Are Kids ADHD?

Whether or not your child’s symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity are due to ADHD, they can cause many problems if left untreated.

Children who can’t focus and control themselves may struggle in school, get into frequent trouble, and find it hard to get along with others or make friends.

What is the main cause of ADHD?

The main factors studied to date have been: fetal exposure to toxic substances (e.g., alcohol and tobacco) during pregnancy, exposure to lead, trauma to the brain from head injury or illness and differences that could be attributed to heredity. These causes are discussed below.

Can babies have ADHD?

These symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) may be detected in toddlers as early as 1 or 2 years of age. Signs of inattention — or inattentive ADHD — are rarely detectable until the child enters school. If your toddler is younger than 5, these alternative ADHD treatments may be helpful: 1.

What are the symptoms of ADHD in a child?

Here are 14 common signs of ADHD in children.

  • Self-focused behavior. A common sign of ADHD is what looks like an inability to recognize other people’s needs and desires.
  • Interrupting.
  • Trouble waiting their turn.
  • Emotional turmoil.
  • Fidgetiness.
  • Problems playing quietly.
  • Unfinished tasks.
  • Lack of focus.

Is attention seeking a symptom of ADHD?

ADHD and Seeking Attention

When kids with ADHD draw attention to themselves, they’re usually not trying to be difficult. The funny comments and slapstick routines are a way to draw attention away from the problems ADHD can create. Those problems include impulsivity and hyperactivity, as well as inattention.