Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Peter cannot sit still. At school he is constantly running around in class. He often interrupts others, and cannot concentrate for longer than five minutes. He is always coming up with new ideas. He gets angry quickly, even at little things. Often, classmates no longer want to interact with him. He idles, and struggles to get ready in time in the morning. Homework becomes a battle which usually rages on all afternoon.

Everyone knows children who fidget more than others – this may be due to ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). ADHD is not merely fidgeting, but a disease with serious symptoms. Two thirds of children with ADHD are also affected in adulthood. Adults with ADHD get sidetracked, are tardy, inattentive, have a short attention span and are easily distracted.

They are dreamers, barely able to meet deadlines, make decisions rashly and ‘spit out’ their emotions (anger, etc.) quickly and carelessly without considering the consequences.