Indicators of hyperactivity as a child’s age
- 0 to 2 years. Clonic discharges during sleep , problems with sleep rhythm and during the meal, short periods of sleep and waking with a start, resistance to usual care, high reactivity to auditory stimuli and irritability.
- 2 to 3 years. Immaturity in the language of expression, excessive motor activity, lack of awareness of danger and prone to many accidents .
- 4 to 5 years. Social adjustment problems, disobedience and difficulties in following rules.
- From 6 years. Impulsivity, attention deficits, school failure , antisocial behavior and social adjustment problems.
Causes of childhood hyperactivity
Hyperactivity in children is quite common. It is estimated that affects approximately 3 percent of children under seven years and is more common in boys than in girls (given in 4 children per female). In 1914, Dr. Tredgold argued that the causes are due to minimal brain dysfunction, a sleeping sickness which is affected in the area of behavior, hence the consequent compensatory hyperkinesis, explosive in voluntary activity, impulsivity and inability organic to sit still. Subsequently, in 1937, C. Bradley discovered the therapeutic effects of amphetamine in hyperactive children. Based on the above theory, given them a brain stimulant medications (such as Benzedrine), showing a marked improvement of symptoms.