Hyperactivity

Hyperactivity has been defined as an impulse disturbance, is often called hyperkinesis, do you have enough information on this disorder.

Hyperactivity has been defined as an impulse disturbance and is often called hyperkinesis. This is a group of symptoms, or syndrome, that is characterized by a higher than normal activity level, usually associated with brain damage. The children are highly excitable, impulsive and easily distracted and many have learning disabilities. Some of these children are given amphetamines or other drugs which seem to have the paradoxical effect of calming them down. When an adult is given this same drug it causes a reverse reaction. This is a very controversial emotional illness.

Teachers in schools have reported that one or more of these students had difficulties with sitting down and with sticking to a task. The child with this emotional illness will roam around during activities when a group is involved, is disorganized and have problems with paying attention. They also have difficulty with interpreting messages. Some of them will act on impulse (hyperactive) or withdraw and daydream (hypoactive). These children will often speak out of turn, talk excessively and have problems with establishing and maintaining relationships with other children. This illness is also called attention deficit disorder.

Hyprekinesis is also defined as a "distinct behavioral syndrome in children who exhibit supranormal levels of activity without evidence of neural pathology or brain injury". The expression "hyperactive child syndrome" is frequently used synonymously, although evidence suggests that hyperactivity is only one of the symptoms of hyperkinesis; it is, however, by far the most prevalent and the most obvious of its symptoms.



Studies have found that hyperkinetic children had more biological relatives who had also been hyperkinetic than did children who were not themselves hyperkinetic. There is also evidence that far more males than females develop this disorder. Other evidence has shown that there is a large maturational problem involving the central nervous system. Another observation shows that hyperkinetic children tend to outgrow the illness as they reach adolescense. Other explanations for hyperkinesis have sometimes implicated neurological impairment or brain damage, and dietary or vitamin-linked causes. There is little evidence that neurological impairment or brain damage is involved in the majority of case-diagnosed as hyperkinetic. There is also evidence that the diet of a child is involved in this illness as certain foods contribute to hyperactivity.

Children with this emotional illness experience difficulty with adjusting to school and also have adjustment problems in the home atmosphere. Children with average intelligence will have poor performance in school.

Series of studies have shown that groups of hyperactive children could be trained in programs designed especially for them, with minimal medication while the reteaching was occurring.

There is so very much that is not known about this illness so that various studies and trials have been researched in the hopes of finding a common cure and also a common cause for hyperactivity. Sometimes there are so many children affected and in certain cases parents and teachers as well as the children themselves need help. It is very hard for a parent and also the teacher to know the best handling and care of the child with hyperactivity problems.

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