Many of us encounter children in our children’s classrooms, where we live, in the park, who are more agile than other children and who cannot control their movements from time to time. What the children constantly tell when they come home is what they do all day and how much they disturb the people around them.
Although attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder cause difficulties for the person in every period of life, it is even more difficult for young children who meet school life, are just beginning to socialize and try to adapt to social rules. It is very corrosive for both the family and themselves that children who have not been recognized with the idea of doing what they do and who have not entered the treatment process by accepting what they do as naughty.
Especially the child, who cannot control his/her reactions in the school environment and does not know how to behave, has difficulty in communicating and tries to express himself/herself by hitting the other person, yelling and damaging his/her belongings from time to time. Upon these reactions, which attract a lot of other children’s attention, the child, who is started to be spoken by teachers and families, is already mentioned with these characteristics. Afterwards, in a vicious circle, his/her friends are uncomfortable with him/her and do not take him/her into their games and activities, and the more he/she feels excluded, the more aggressive he/she gets. If he/she receives any support and does not enter the treatment process, he/she will probably become famous as the naughty, disobedient child of the class and will accept this situation by internalizing it over time.
Considering that attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder is one of the most common psychiatric disorders in children today, it is inevitable that we encounter such situations frequently. Everyone has a duty to ensure that this process does not harm the child so much. The teacher and the family who observe the difference in the child should cooperate and support the treatment process. Arrangements should be made to facilitate the life of the child in the school as well as at home and his/her social withdrawal should be prevented. His/her friends around him/her should be motivated to support him/her and try to make him/her feel more comfortable and happier. We should help these children without alienating them, which we may encounter around us.
The information on this page has been prepared by the Moodist Psychiatry and Neurology Hospital Medical Team.