Author: Dr. Peter Heinze

Children’s hyperactivity – teachers delirium or reality ?!

A child is who – first of all, it is still a very small world, ready to constantly cognize and cognize, expand and expand … Who are teachers, especially of primary grades – these are, first of all, people who, according to their vocation, must and are obliged to expand this little world that children are trying to learn. But often in schools, they often label more active kids with the label of Hyperactivity. And this would be nothing if not for what I have to meet with as an employee of the Psychological and Legal Center. The appeal of one… Read More

Hyperactivity … or the story of a boy who saved his mom

Once, in the children’s ward of a psychiatric clinic, a nurse told child psychoanalyst Claude Schoder about an “amazing” little patient who was not affected by Ritalin (a drug prescribed for ADHD).  His parents brought him to the hospital, as they could no longer endure his hyperexcitation and activity. They obsessively gave him medicine, but the drug, which was supposed to calm the child, had absolutely no effect. In response to the nurse’s story, Claude showed surprise on his face, but said nothing, since he had already met the boy and knew the reason why the treatment was not working.  A boy in round… Read More

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Reasons for the popularity of the diagnosis

The information presented in this article does not claim to be the ultimate truth, but only reflects the point of view of its author. This diagnosis is made quite often, especially when parents turn to a psychologist with a child’s problem behavior, which either does not obey them, or does not do well at school, or both the first and the second. The United States and Western civilization are driving the detection and treatment of this disorder. In the World Health Organization, it is customary to use the international classification of diseases, according to which ADHD is a “neurological-behavioral disorder”. Symptoms of… Read More

Childhood hyperactivity. Causes of ADHD

By the nature of my work, I often advise parents on the issues of correction, interaction, education and development of a hyperactive child. Some parents ask, “Why did the child develop hyperactivity?” This article is devoted to the answer to this question.  The causes of ADHD have not yet been fully elucidated, despite a large number of studies in this direction. However, at the present stage, three groups of reasons for the development of the syndrome are dominant: damage to the central nervous system during pregnancy and childbirth (occurs in 84%); genetic factors (found in 57% of cases); negative effect of intrafamilial factors (63%… Read More

HYPERACTIVITY. What should parents do?

While working as a child psychologist, I observe such a picture that the number of requests from parents on the issue of hyperactive behavior of children is increasing from year to year. Some parents come for a consultation with a diagnosis of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Someone himself diagnoses his child. Of course, the doctor makes the diagnosis. A psychologist can help parents understand this issue. Most often, a hyperactive child has:  – excessive motor activity, inability to sit in one place, anxiety and fussiness, numerous extraneous movements that the child often does not notice;  – excessive talkativeness; – reduced sleep duration; – Impaired motor coordination… Read More

Child hyperactivity, non-obvious reasons

From the author: In this article I talked about the atypical reasons for the appearance of hyperactivity and “disobedience”, of course, this does not exclude quite standard reasons, which can be found in numerous other sources.   For me, as a psychologist, there are several types of inquiries and work in consultations and therapy.Working at the first level of the request is working with the symptom itself, i.e. “Here is a child for you, he is naughty – treat him.”This is very superficial and ineffective. It’s like treating the pain of a splinter with pain pills, but isn’t it easier to remove the splinter?Work… Read More

Treatment of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) in children

  In everyone’s life, there have been situations in which it was necessary to sit still, maintain attention or control oneself, trying to remain calm. However, for some people it is such a pervasive and persistent problem that it interferes with every aspect of their life, both at home and in school, social environment and work.  Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental neurological behavioral disorder that occurs on average in 10% of school-aged children. Symptoms persist into adulthood in more than three quarters of cases. ADHD is characterized by inappropriate levels of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity.  People with ADHD can be very… Read More

Autism, hyperactivity, mental retardation-diagnosis

A 5-year-old boy was brought to my appointment with a delay in neuropsychic development, an autism spectrum disorder. The parent’s request was that the child started encopresis (again). Mom explained that for a year and a half the child had been going to the potty on his own. And then it began again. I would like to note that in the first case it was not encopresis, but an unformed conditioned reflex. But when a child begins to get dirty in panties after a period of cleanliness, encopresis can be suspected.The psychologist at the reception always looks at the client’s facial expression, voice, posture, behavior… Read More

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Psychological help

     High physical activity, instability of attention and impulsivity are all characteristics of the normal development of a child. And the need for movement in it is inherent in nature itself. But there is a group of children with a sufficiently high such need, which reaches a pathological level. These children are called hyperactive or hyperactive.      Hyperactivity as one of the pathological manifestations is part of a whole complex of disorders that make up “attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)”, which includes disorders of the emotional regulation system.    The mood of hyperactive children is unstable, hot temper, aggressiveness is observed, this often leads to conflicts… Read More

Briefly about the biofeedback method and its application in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

From the author: Currently, special attention is paid to children with maladaptive forms of behavior, due, among other things, to insufficient formation of regulatory functions. Specific behavioral disorders characterized by increased motor activity (hyperactivity), attention disorders and impulsivity are combined into attention deficit disorder. The issues of organizing psychological and medical assistance to families of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, focused on early and preschool age, are acquiring important practical significance today. Timely complex work significantly reduces or completely eliminates the risk factors leading to learning and education problems. BFB has established itself as a  Briefly about the method of biofeedback (BFB) and its application… Read More