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Wednesday

03

March 2010

Teenage ADD

by At-Risk.org Staff, on ADD, attention deficit, school, teenage, teenager

A teenage individual with ADD can really experience problems when it comes to school and friends. He/ She can experience judgment from others, being ridiculed; this will make the life of the teen miserable rather than happy. Additionally, this ADD is very crucial when it comes to age group. ADD with extreme behavior is usually seen in younger children rather than in teenager. This means that ADD in younger children are more visible compared to an ADD in teenager.
The main difference between ADD in younger children and teenager is that when a younger child has ADD they tend to create a scene in their classrooms while a teen may find it very hard to concentrate on her/his studies. Moreover, a teen with ADD find it really hard to become interested in a certain subject in school. When they are at school they usually have their own world or their mind wanders everywhere.
Teens with ADD are very easy to judge, since most of the teens with this condition are very different from those teens without the condition. Teens with this condition are very difficult to sit still and they have difficulty in focusing to one subject or to a lecture or even to a conversation.  Having this kind of situation, ADD will really ruin the life of teenager; it will affect the quality of life of the teen. When you see these attitudes in your child better see your doctor immediately. Because diagnosis of this condition is very difficult and it requires an evaluation and diagnosis of a licensed doctor.  When your child is diagnosed of having this condition, they may need your attention as well as the specialists’ attention. Your support and presence are what your child need the most.
When your child is diagnose of having ADD that doesn’t mean that they immediately need medical treatment. Because every ADD case is not all the same, it is case to case basis. To know on what to do to your child with ADD, visit your doctor and ask for advice. Your doctor may present you alternative treatment aside from medications. But to truly treat ADD, medications are really important. And most importantly make sure that you include your child on the process of treatment.

A teenage individual with ADD can really experience problems when it comes to school and friends. He/ She can experience judgment from others, being ridiculed; this will make the life of the teen miserable rather than happy. Additionally, this ADD is very crucial when it comes to age group. ADD with extreme behavior is usually seen in younger children rather than in teenager. This means that ADD in younger children are more visible compared to an ADD in teenager. The main difference between ADD in younger children and teenager is that when a younger child has ADD they tend to create a scene in their classrooms while a teen may find it very hard to concentrate on her/his studies. Moreover, a teen with ADD find it really hard to become interested in a certain subject in school. When they are at school they usually have their own world or their mind wanders everywhere. Teens with ADD are very easy to judge, since most of the teens with this condition are very different from those teens without the condition. Teens with this condition are very difficult to sit still and they have difficulty in focusing to one subject or to a lecture or even to a conversation.  Having this kind of situation, ADD will really ruin the life of teenager; it will affect the quality of life of the teen. When you see these attitudes in your child better see your doctor immediately. Because diagnosis of this condition is very difficult and it requires an evaluation and diagnosis of a licensed doctor.  When your child is diagnosed of having this condition, they may need your attention as well as the specialists’ attention. Your support and presence are what your child need the most.When your child is diagnose of having ADD that doesn’t mean that they immediately need medical treatment. Because every ADD case is not all the same, it is case to case basis. To know on what to do to your child with ADD, visit your doctor and ask for advice. Your doctor may present you alternative treatment aside from medications. But to truly treat ADD, medications are really important. And most importantly make sure that you include your child on the process of treatment.

At-Risk.org Staff