World Journal of
Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
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Abstract

A CROSS SECTIONAL SURVEY ON ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER AMONG SCHOOL CHILDREN IN SELECTED SCHOOLS

Valarmathi*, Prof. Vijayalakshmi, Dr. C. Kanniammal

ABSTRACT

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Common symptoms of ADHD include: a short attention span or being easily distracted, restlessness, constant fidgeting or over activity and being impulsive. The main aim of this study is to diagnose the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder among schoolchildren and teach their parents and teachers to understand the children’s difficulties and support them live successfully. There are one fifty school children under the age in between 3-13years were screened by Conner’s abbreviated teachers rating scale for ADHD out of which 6(4.0%) of the children diagnosed Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and 144(96.0%) were normal and there was significant association of prevalence of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder with family history of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder[p=0.009].Before diagnose ADHD these Children’s were untreated and mislabeled as troublemakers or problem children by the school teacher and their parents. By psycho education these misunderstandings was removed and create awareness among the parents and teachers and insisted the need of special attention to overcome their life challenges.

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