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Attention Deficit and Hyperactive disorder (ADHD)

Attention Deficit and Hyperactive disorder (ADHD)

⦁ What is ADHD? ADHD is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorder affecting children. ADHD is a condition of the brain that makes it difficult for children to control their behavior. It affects 4% to 12% of school-aged children. About 3 times more boys than girls are diagnosed with ADHD. ⦁ Are there different types of ADHD? Not all children with ADHD have all the symptoms. They may have one or more of the symptom groups listed in Table 1. The symptoms usually are classified as the following types of ADHD: Inattentive only – Children with this form of...

Cerebral Palsy (Static Encephalopathy)

Cerebral Palsy (Static Encephalopathy)

What is cerebral palsy? Cerebral palsy, also known as CP in short, is a disorder which affects the body movements and posture of your child. It is a permanent disorder and does not go away although its effect on the child and family can be reduced with proper care. It does not progress and with care, the problems improve. What causes cerebral palsy? Cerebral palsy results from brain damage occurring in a baby or young child before or during the birth, or after birth till the first 2 years of life. The damage affects the messages being received by and...

CHILDHOOD HEADACHE

CHILDHOOD HEADACHE

Headache is a problem of adults…. Can children get headaches? By the time children reach high school, most young people haveexperienced some type of headache. However, once your child’s physiciandiscovers the cause and type of the headache, many safe and effective approaches or medicationscan prevent a headache from occurring or stop it after it has started What are the different types of headache? Headaches are generally classified as primary (ie headache itself is a disease) and secondary toother illness and represent one of the symptom of other illness.The common types of primary headaches are migraine and tension type headache. Secondaryheadaches...

Information sheet for Muscular Dystrophy

Information sheet for Muscular Dystrophy

Q. What is muscular dystrophy? Ans. Muscular dystrophy (MD) refers to a group of more than 30 genetic diseases that causeprogressive weakness and degeneration of skeletal muscles. Muscular dystrophies areprogressive, and affected individuals eventually lose the ability to walk. Q. What are the symptoms of muscular dystrophy? Ans. The clinical feature varies according to the type of MD. Delayed attainment of walking,recurrent falls, difficulty in climbing stairs and getting up from sitting posture are commoncomplaints. Often these children are clumsy while walking and not able to run as peers andeasily fatigued. Children with muscular dystrophy can have enlarged calf or...