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    What Are the Common Symptoms of ADHD in Children?

    Inattentive ADHD is one type of ADHD that can be successfully treated with the right kind of treatment. It is one of three subtypes of ADHD and has similar symptoms to other ADHD subtypes. This type of ADHD predominantly affects boys and manifests during childhood. As the name implies, individuals with this form of ADHD have difficulties following directions, focusing, and completing tasks. Experts believe that most children with the inattentive form of ADHD might not get a proper diagnosis since they do not normally disruptive the classroom in the way other kids do.

    Children with ADHD often have problems paying attention, making changes in the assignments, and focusing. Impulsivity, or the problem of having an impulse, often accompanies the ADHD condition. A child with ADHD might start to act out when he does not get his way or when he is frustrated or annoyed. He might be unable to control himself when he is overwhelmed by a particularly hard task.

    Combined ADHD is the most common type of ADHD that occurs in both boys and girls. Researchers are still unsure what causes hyperactive-impulsive behavior in a combined ADHD patient. It has been seen that both hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive types of ADHD frequently share the same traits. Hyperactive-impulsive ADHD patients are often found to have slower reflexes and poor impulse control as well as not showing consistent ADHD behavior. On the other hand, inattentive ADHD patients are often seen to have slower reaction times and more hyperactive tendencies.

    Experts believe that inattention and the associated inability to focus occur when the child experiences the symptoms of ADHD first. In fact, these symptoms can begin to show at birth or at a very young age, which means that the diagnosis can occur much earlier in life than is the case with other ADHD types. The primary difference between the hyperactive-impulsive and the inattentive types of ADHD is that patients with inattentive ADHD are impulsive and overactive. They have an extreme need for routine and are easily distracted. Children who have the hyperactive type ADHD usually have a constant need for stimulation and have problems focusing and staying on task.

    Children with ADHD

    May have the executive function of the brain and perform quite well academically. However, they have a problem sitting still and having a calm demeanor. Executive dysfunction is often the cause of ADHD behavior. Executive dysfunction is measured using a questionnaire known as the Wertheimer Schedule. Scores on this executive function questionnaire are correlated with academic performance.

    What Are the Common Symptoms of ADHD in Adults?

    Adults with ADHD can have some of the same symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity. In addition, they may also exhibit the inability to pay attention, the inability to stay on task, and the inability to control emotions. For a diagnosis of ADHD, the most important variable in diagnosing ADHD in adults is the presence of at least two of the nine symptoms. If a symptom only manifests occasionally, it does not fulfill the criteria for ADHD. Therefore, if you suffer from one or two symptoms of ADHD in adults, it is likely that you also suffer from other symptoms as well.

    There are three additional symptoms that are less common in ADHD, but are frequently seen in hyperactive children and adults with ADHD. These symptoms include the inability to establish eye contact or maintain focused attention, motor distraction, uncontrolled reactions to social stimuli and daytime sleepiness. People with ADHD are more likely to have co-morbid conditions, which includes OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), depression or other mood disorders, or a dependence on caffeine or drugs. The combined type ADHD symptoms are often seen in patients with other ADD/ADHD disorders.

    As a child grows up and experiences various different events in his/her life, he/she will also experience changes in the pattern of his/her patterns of behavior. It may increase in occurrence and/or severity. This can be seen in cases where the symptoms are not associated with inattention, hyperactivity, or impulsivity. Such cases are usually diagnosed as normal ADHD. The diagnosis of ADHD can be delayed until much later, especially if the patient is still in school. This may increase the social and emotional problems, which is another contributing factor to delayed diagnosis.

    Norwest Wellbeing runs different programs for children, teens and Adults with ADHD to learn more click here

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    I highly recommend Paul at Norwest Wellbeing. We did an initial consult over the phone so he could assess whether the program would be a good fit for my issue. After one full session I could already feel a shift in my subconscious and the way I was viewing things. Changing my life one step at a time. Definitely give Paul a call.

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    I had my appointment with my Obstetrician on Tuesday. While I still had a bit of anxiety, I was able to use the tactics to calm myself down. It really helped. My blood pressure had an improvement and partner said I looked so much calmer. I’m listening to the recording before I go to bed. I’m really positive that I will only get better, and I will have resources to help me while I’m in hospital having my baby. Thank you so much.


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    Important investment in my future health

    My experience with Paul was exactly what I had hoped for. It was about getting my mind right to deal with my issues. Paul did that from the first session and then reinforced that in subsequent sessions. I have made great progress and although I still have a way to go, I am encouraged and motivated by the fact that I am already, within a few months, halfway to my objective. The hard part is done, taking the first steps, & I'm confident that the work Paul has done sets me up for continued success. I regard this as an important investment in my future health

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    Would recommend his services to everyone

    Paul is sincere and logical. His approach is both warm and no nonsense. I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing Paul and would recommend his services to everyone

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    Transformed my life to positive

    I have gone through so much in my life. I had nowhere to turn to. Paul was the best thing for me and transformed my life to positive. He helped me through my problems. I recommend Paul and his team to everyone. It was the best thing I ever did. I'd like to take this opportunity and thank Paul. I can't thank you enough for everything you have done for me. You were the best thing in my life. Thank you

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    I have struggled with my weight my whole life. Always doing this fad diet or anything suggested to lose weight quickly. I would lose then go back to old habits and put the weight back on and some. Finally at 48 I realised nothing was going to change until I changed my thoughts on food. Straight after the first session I could see a difference. Smaller portions, eating less times throughout the day and making healthier choices without any effort, it was just happening. I still have wine on weekends/when socialising and if the family is having hot chips I have them and enjoy without beating myself up for having a ‘forbidden’ food. I cannot recommend Paul from Norwest Wellbeing enough. He has given me the tools to make a change for life.

    Nichole I

    Body Confidence

    I went to Paul about my eating disorder and over a few sessions I have been able to overcome my eating habit to the point where it does not cross my mind anymore and I have a boosted body confidence as well. I highly recommend Paul for any issue because he works hard to understand and help you tackle what ever you are dealing with.


    Lightbulb within my mind

    Having Paul walk me through various hypnotherapy techniques, in a very calm and down to earth manner allowed for fear blockers to be removed instantaneously. I walked out of the session feeling a huge sigh of relief and breakthrough. It was like the lighbulb within my mind was in tune to all of the limiting beliefs that I had allowed myself to carry throughout the years. It is a wise and valuable investment to make with your time and money. I highly recommend Paul for anyone looking to break free of their mental limitations!

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    Highly Recommended

    I HIGHLY RECOMMENED Norwest Wellbeing!! I started seeing Paul a couple of months ago now and I am amazed at how much my quality of life has changed. I went into the initial session a little skeptical as to whether Hypnosis would work for me but after the very first session i felt like a new and better version of myself! I had seen a counsellor before, i had been on medication for a couple of years and none of that seemed to work. Paul made me feel very comfortable and i loved that he explained the process as we were going. I wish I had found Paul sooner!

    Ashleigh M

    A professional and caring experience

    I was ready to make a lasting change and my session with Paul really bought home what I knew I needed to do. A professional and caring experience and I highly recommend it.

    Peta E

    Self esteem & confidence

    I seen Paul for the first time a couple of weeks ago and I can not recommend him enough! I am feeling so much better within myself after just the first session. Can not wait to go back and continue to improve my self esteem & confidence.

    Emily C

    Highly recommend

    I highly recommend the services of Paul. Great facility, caring and most of all it actually does work. 5 weeks now and I still see the hypnosis working...Thank you Paul...

    Greg F

    The subconscious mind is very powerful

    My last session with Paul Smith was over one month ago. I learnt from my sessions that the subconscious mind is very powerful and now, thanks to Paul I have the tools to be empowered to live my best life. From my 1st session Paul's persona was welcoming and calming, his professionalism was admirable. I would like to express my gratitude for the experience and would strongly recommend Paul to everyone that need/want to live their best life.

    Mandy D

    Thank you so much

    The best review I can give is just to say “thank you so much Paul Smith, you have really made a difference after only one week”, no-one needs to know the details just that this really works.

    Andrea R

    Delivering real results

    A great experience with a highly capable practitioner. Paul makes you feel at ease and helps you to understand the process at every stage. The session is delivering real results for me.

    Caroline F

    Best decision I have ever made.

    I had a hypnotherapy session with Paul Smith yesterday and I honestly can not recommend it/him enough. Paul instantly made me feel comfortable. He explained the process extremely well and let me know it was okay 'not to get it' at first. I liked the fact that the first part of the session was spent talking through the process and my reasons for being there in a state of consciousness, as I was able to fully wrap my head around the process. The last part of the session (going into a trance) was also extremely powerful. Paul recorded the session so I am able to listen to it 2-3 times per week, whenever I feel like I need to. I would recommend this to anyone looking to fix an issue in their life. Best decision I have ever made.

    Adelaide H

    Powerful results

    Paul is brilliant gets to root causes quickly and makes changes even faster. Wonderful experience and powerful results. Highly recommend!

    Vanessa J


    One of the best experiences I've had in years. Transformational! Thank you, Paul.

    Margaret G

    Psychotherapy session

    I had a Psychotherapy session with Paul and Wow! He completely gets it. During the session, I had so many "Aha" moments and I left feeling unstuck and in such a better place in my life now. Thanks, Paul

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