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ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD interferes with a child’s faculty to Regulate exertion status (hyperactivity) Inhibit geste that may not be socially serviceable or pose trouble (impulsivity) Attend to the task at hand (inattention)

ADHD affects numerous areas of a child’s functioning, including Personality- control of geste Seminary achievement Development of social savvy and positive tie-ups

Unless ADHD is related and duly treated, children with ADHD are at progressive trouble for School failure Depression and anxiety Problems with tie-ups Substance abuse Delinquency Trouble for accidental injuries Job failure For these reasons, it’s really important to identify and treat ADHD unseasonably.

How common is ADHD?

On average, it affects 5 of seminary-aged children around the world, or about one in every 20 children. This means that in numerous countries, there may be one or two children with ADHD in every classroom.

When is ADHD normally diagnosed?

Children hourly start to show symptoms of ADHD in the preschool dates. Notwithstanding, utmost children aren’t diagnosed with ADHD until they’re in grade seminary.

This is because utmost pre-schoolers are like inattentive, impulsive, and considerably active at times. Once the child goes to seminary, croakers can find out also from the schoolteacher whether the child is inattentive, impulsive, and hyperactive at seminary as well as at home.

Because there’s no specific test that croakers can use to confirm a resolution of ADHD, it’s important to have as tectonic information as possible about the child’s address.

What causes ADHD?

There’s still a lot we do n’t know about ADHD, starting with what causes it. Notwithstanding, several factors appear to contribute to ADHD. Scientists believe that genes and environmental factors catalyze subtle brain differences. In turn, these brain differences catalyze problems with address and erudition.

How do children with ADHD do at academe?

Learning problems are a critical criterion of ADHD. Children with ADHD are at hazard for Low scores on lesson and formalized achievement tests Repeating a grade Placement in special education Dropping out of high academe Children with ADHD hourly have problems with Attention Working memory Colors- regulation and staying concentrated on a task Processing speed All these can catalyze problems with academe work.

In addition, children with ADHD hourly have one or additional erudition disabilities as well. Medicament can help with the symptoms of ADHD, but it normally doesn’t address the other problems that can interlope with education. Cure also can not make up for gaps in learning that may have betided before the child started admitting treatment. It’s really important that children with ADHD get the right support at home and in academe to help them reach their full capability. Review with a special educationist is important to help the child reach his capability.

Do children with ADHD have other problems?

ADHD rarely occurs by itself. People with ADHD hourly have Other types of co-existing cerebral health problems, alike as oppositional contrary actions, aggression, or high echelons of anxiety Learning disabilities, alike as reading disability (dyslexia) and language impairments.

How is ADHD diagnosed? .

A detailed consult with the paediatric neurologist is the first step in diagnosing ADHD. The croaker will need as important information as possible from you, your child, your child’s instructor, and other caregivers. Some bobbinet questionnaires will help in coming to a concrete deliverance.

Sometimes children may also have social difficulties and language holdback, and it isn’t uncommon for correspondent children who may have autism, to be misdiagnosed as having ADHD. Hence review by an expert in deliverance and guidance of correspondent diseases is nth.

How is ADHD treated?

There are medicinals and comportment cure which are used together to treat ADHD. Medicinals like methylphenidate, atomoxetine and aripirazole are used to treat ADHD and are successful in multitudinous cases. These remedies have side plunder which need to be mooted and regular follow up for monitoring is absolutely essential. Cognitive behavioural remedy with a clinical psychologist is important to insure that the child is managed fully. Review by special schoolteacher and liaison with seminary is important to maximize educational potentiality.

Will my child get cured of ADHD as he’s old?

Some children profit from remedies and remedy and may not want long term remedies. Notwithstanding, others may continue to show subtle signs during teenage stretches and if it’s poking with their quotidian living in academy and intercourse with others, either pharmaceuticals may need to be continued long term.

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ASD Genetic Study


Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is one of the most common Developmental Disorders with a prevalence of (1:68) in India.

Genetic causes like fragile x, Rett’s syndrome, chromosome 15q11-q13 duplication and others are being increasingly being identified in many children with ASD.

Identification of the genetic cause can help in determining prognosis for the child, management and counselling for subsequent pregnancies.

However, ASD genetics are currently not studied systematically in India leading to a low diagnostic rate.

Also the high cost of the genetic tools (around Rs 20,000 for microarray, 25-28,000/- Rs for whole-exome sequencing makes it difficult to carry out the tests in many of the kids.

Aim: The study aims to identify genetic causes of ASD through the utility of microarray and whole-exome sequencing .

Selection criteria: The study will recruit 100 idiopathic ASD children with age between 2.6- 15 years, who have been diagnosed as being on the spectrum using DSM V criteria and have a normal karyotype at 500 band resolution.

Blood samples of both parents will also be collected at the time of recruitment to carry out inheritance analysis in cases where a genetic cause has been identified.

All male child’s samples will be analysed for CGG repeats in the FMR1 gene to rule out Fragile X, before being analysed with microarray.

In cases where microarray 750k analysis yields no results, the DNA may be analysed for single nucleotide variants (SNV) using whole-exome sequencing.

The Hard copy of the reports will be provided to the child’s family and the referring doctor.

All analysis will be conducted free of cost, under the funding guidelines set out by the


In cases where the karyotype had not been carried out initially, the study team will carry out karyotype analysis at a discounted rate of Rs. 2000/- INR.

For clinical query please contact:

Dr Deepika Jain

([email protected])

For query related to Genetic Analysis Please contact study PI

Dr Frenny Sheth

([email protected])
Or Study CO-I

Dr Harsh Sheth

([email protected])

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Professional of the month. Developmental Paediatrician

Professional Of the Month(05/2019) – Dr Deepika Jain

Professional of the month – Developmental Paediatrician, Shishu Child Development & Early Intervention Centre Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Dr Deepika Jain(MD, Dped, DNB, PGDDN)

Dr Jain’s educational background is vast. She is an MD in Paediatrics where she placed first in her Diploma University in Paediatrics. She then did her DNB in Paediatrics and went on to specialize in Developmental Paediatrics doing PGDDN (PG Diploma in Develop-mental Neurology). She is now exclusively working in the field of Developmental Paediatrics.

Dr Jain is extensively trained in doing developmental assessments, right form DASII for new-borns & toddlers, Hammersmith for neurodevelopmental assessments to International scales like VINELAND- II- III, sensory profiles, & screening and confirmatory tools for ASD & ADHD. She is trained for tools needed for diagnosis and planning of learning disabilities namely DEST-2, DSJ- J, WRAT-5. She is currently undergo-ing ADOS-2 training and would be completing her 3Di training for ASD in the current year.

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