What is Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

The individual chatters a lot and fidgets. Long periods of silence are challenging (e.g., for a meal or while doing homework). Children that are younger may constantly run, jump, or climb. The person struggles with impulsivity and feels restless. Impulsive persons may speak suddenly, seize objects from others, or interrupt others frequently. The person finds it challenging to follow instructions or wait their turn. Impulsiveness increases the likelihood of accidents and injury for some people.



The most effective way to treat ADHD is typically a mix of medication and behavior therapy. Behavior therapy, especially training for parents, is advised as the first line of treatment for preschool-aged children (ages 4-5) with ADHD before medication is considered. The child and family may determine what functions best. Close monitoring, follow-ups, and making adjustments along the way are all components of effective treatment strategies.


Click here to watch our interview with Rehab Mohamed to listen to her journey with ADHD.


Click here to watch our interview with Ahmed Fawzy telling us his story with ADHD in his childhood and how he discovered it because of his son, Asser.