ADHD & Behavioural Difficulties
Research suggests that up to two-thirds of children with Dravet Syndrome have inattention/hyperactivity symptoms and one-third have conduct or behavioural difficulties.
Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is common, affecting up to 10% of all school-age children, particularly boys. It normally emerges before seven years of age.
Children with ADHD act without thinking; they are hyperactive, impulsive and have trouble focusing. They may understand what is expected of them but struggle to complete a task because they cannot sit still, pay attention, or focus to details. All children act like this sometimes, but with ADHD these symptoms are present more often. They impair a child’s ability to function socially, academically and at home.
The positive news is that with good treatment, children with ADHD can manage their symptoms.