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New adventures of Pinocchio, or hyperactivity

I recently met a wonderful boy. He stood next to his mother, but all of him, as it were, was everywhere. Hands, legs, head – lived their own separate lives. He just couldn’t stand still, dancing all the time, trying to run somewhere while having time to ask questions, answer and gesticulate. Parents sometimes say that there are “too many” such children. Looking at him, I involuntarily had an association with the hero of A. Tolstoy “The Golden Key or the Adventures of Pinocchio”. It is this restless wooden boy who constantly gets into the most incredible stories, is curious… Read More

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults

You can read about how attention deficit disorder in children develops and proceeds in the previously published article “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( ADHD) in Children”. This article will focus on the symptoms, course, and methods of treating the course of ADHD in adults. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is not always detected in childhood. To be more precise, most likely, the signs of ADHD in childhood were ignored by adults – accordingly, there was no recourse to a specialist for help, and the diagnosis was not made. But there are cases when in early childhood the signs did not really… Read More

What to do with a child’s hyperactivity

The birth of a child is happiness, and if a healthy child is also born, then happiness is doubled. Overwhelmed with feelings, dreams and expectations, mom takes a breath in the maternity hospital before a life-long marathon. The first year of life flies by on trips to the clinic: weighing, measuring height, visiting specialists and getting vaccinated on time. All attention is on physiological development: healthy sleep, good appetite, the appearance and extinction of reflexes and the stability of the immune system. In other words , a healthy mind in a healthy body. And who would have thought that already… Read More

What is childhood hyperactivity?

“In every little child there are two hundred grams of explosives, or even half a kilo”? They often say about such a child that he has a small motor built in somewhere, they call him a nimble and fidget. It is difficult for such a child to sit still, he wants to run, grab, jump, knock, beat. And the mother of such a baby, after a whole day of empty running around and trying to calm an excessively mobile child, feels like the heroine of a cartoon about little monkeys. And then one of the acquaintances or teachers in kindergarten… Read More

Children’s hyperactivity is a way to cope with a changing and unsafe reality

Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) a mental disorder? What is child hyperactivity, where does the attention deficit come from and how to raise a restless child – said psychologist Yulia Konovalova. Despite the fact that hyperactivity and autism are more common in growing children in our time, in fact, attention deficit disorder is the inability to maintain attention for a long time on one object or action. Such children are very mobile, they constantly change activities and rarely bring something to the end. Such images as “an awl in one place”, “what I see, I sing about” are very… Read More

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