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The internet is a useful tool to know more about the facets and aspects of the attention deficit disorder. However, do not make the mistake of thinking that the same resource that tells you the symptoms of ADD can help you overcome the same as well.
The disorder is a neurological problem and will have to be treated with a combination of medication, child psychology analysis and changes in the parenting skills. Medication is normally recommended in extreme cases. Otherwise, the idea of restraining the child using medicines is considered risky.
There are many resources available on and off the web that helps the individual understand what ADD is and what its symptoms are. Do not treat the symptoms as the final word. It is possible for an individual to display some other set of symptoms and yet face the problem of ADD. A lot depends on the individual circumstances. If the person tends to lose focus for a specific subject or course at school, talking of attention deficit disorder does not make sense.
On the other hand, telling yourself that your child is very intelligent and active and cannot possibly be a victim of this disorder does not make sense either. Those who suffer from this problem are not intellectually weak. They just have an overactive or hyperactive brain which does not come under control very quickly. A vehicle that operates without any brakes is not a bad vehicle, right? You just need to repair the brakes and the vehicle will run perfectly fine. This is all you have to consider and focus on when you are trying to treat ADD in your child.