Journal of Public Health and Nutrition

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Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder: Overview of diagnosis and treatment

Joint Event on International Conference and Exhibition on Probiotics, Nutrition and Functional Foods & 17th World Congress on Pediatrics and Nutrition
July 05-06, 2019 | Paris, France

Rima Hamze Sinno

Hopital du Centre de la Mauricie, Canada

Posters & Accepted Abstracts : J Pub Heath Catalog


Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that manifests in childhood. Diagnostic criteria for ADHD include symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and /or inattention that occur in more than one setting and affect function (academic, social, emotional…) It is usually discovered during the early school years when a child begins to have problems paying attention and/or being hyperactive. The causes of ADHD isn’t known but researchers have found several things that may lead to it .This includes hereditary, chemical imbalance, Brain Changes, Substance abuse during pregnancy. Symptoms are grouped in three categories: Inattention, Hyperactivity, impulsivity. The treatment strategy for children varies according to age. Treatment is based on behavioral Therapy, Stimulant medication. In this presentation, we will discuss how to recognize ADHD and the current medications or therapies for this condition along the latest updates.



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