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ADHD Treatment KL

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

ADHD is one of the most prevalent intellectual illnesses that impact young children. It heavily influences the way people control their behaviours. In Malaysia, between 9% and 12.5% of the population were discovered to be diagnosed with ADHD, and only less than 30% of them seek ADHD treatment in Malaysia, as revealed by the Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences in June 2021.

Even with early detection, it would probably last into old age and can only be managed through medications or even therapies such as those found in facilities for ADHD treatment in KL, since it cannot be cured permanently. Aside from that, there is no apparent method of preventing people from getting ADHD.

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Symptoms

Usually, there are two types of behavioural issues associated with ADHD, each with distinctive features, namely:
  • Inattentiveness
    • Easy to get distracted
    • Committing careless errors
    • Unable to organize daily chores properly
    • Highly forgetful
  • Impulsivity and hyperactivity
    • Talking too much
    • Finding it hard to stay seated
    • Intruding on other people‚Äôs conversations
    • Tend to perform leisure activities loudly

Causes of ADHD

In most cases, ADHD is a genetically related condition. In other words, it is hereditary. However, it can also happen due to a number of external factors, including:

  • Brain injury, especially around the frontal lobe
  • Prolonged exposure to toxic contaminants, such as lead
  • Tobacco and alcohol abuse during pregnancy

Additional Risk Factors for ADHD

Numerous research studies have concluded that there is a higher probability for ADHD to affect the following groups of individuals:

  • Epileptic patients
  • Those who were born prematurely
  • People with low birth weight

Treatment

As mentioned earlier, because ADHD is basically incurable, it can only be managed and regulated via constant medication interventions and physical therapies. Consuming methylphenidate and lisdexamfetamine, for example, can keep impulsive actions under control. At the same time, behavioural therapy can be utilized to help patients develop the right social skills. A regular ADHD treatment in KL will most probably encompass these methods.