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For what ADHD is done in children and what is the advantage ?

Hi my son is 5 years old. He suffers from late improvement like he started walking late, speaks late etc.due to lack of oxygen supply to brain for fraction of seconds as per doctor said, at the time of birth resulted in delayed milestones . Still he is unable to butten or unbutton his shirt, not able to lace his shoes, not able to concentrate on studies though he is having good memory. our doctor had prescribed him NORMABRAIN for 2 years , it showed the improvement in walking & climbing steps & running but though he is not concentrating in studies our Family Doctor has suggested to do ADHD test from child Psychiatrist . So please describe, what is that and advantages & disadwantages of doing the test?
Asked On : Sat, 16 Jul 2011
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Psychiatrist, Child 's  Response
ADHD tests means few screening instruments (questionaires) that as a parent and teacher can fill up. There are many statements regarding child's behavior in different situation. Depending on the total score one may consider the severity of illness. So over all it will be guided tool for you. No harm.
However, your history suggestive of delayed development and for the same you should consult physiotherapist and occupational therapist also.
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Psychiatrist Dr. A. Vishal's  Response
ADHD mean attention deficit hyperactive disorder is a developmental disorder. It is primarily characterized by the attentional problems and hyperactivity, symptoms starting before seven years of age. Standardized rating scales such as WHO's Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale can be used for ADHD screening and assessment of the disorder’s symptoms severity.

Normabrain (Piracetam) is a nootropic drug. It appears to enhance cognition and memory, slow brain aging, increase blood flow and oxygen to the brain.

ADHD assessed by some rating scales, it shows the severity of the disease, also assess improvement of the child after medication and behavioural therapy.
so you should be consult a child psychiatrist in your area, he will help you.
wish u all the best

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