What is ADD/ADHD?

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder or disruptive behavior disorder commonly found in children between the ages of six and twelve years. Children with ADHD may be hyperactive and have problems paying attention and controlling their impulses. Such behavioral trends hamper their performance at school and at home.

Although ADHD is usually discovered during the early school years, it is sometimes found in adults as well. Adults suffering from ADHD typically have trouble being organized, managing time, determining goals, or undertaking a given job. This may also affect their self-esteem and impede their social relationships. ADHD is more common in boys than in girls.

To explain ADD/ADHD in scientific terms, we can say that in individuals with ADD/ADHD, the frontal cortex (surface) of the brain receives lesser blood flow and has more trouble using glucose than those without ADD/ADHD. This directly obstructs the tasks performed by the frontal cortex namely initiating behavior, inhibiting impulses, and controlling working memory.


Associated Disorders of ADD/ADHD

  • Learning disabilities
  • Conduct disorder
  • Poor attention and concentration
  • Mood and anxiety disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Substance use disorder (alcohol or cannabis)
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Sleep disorders
  • Persistent bed wetting
  • Lower scores on intelligence quotient tests

Associated Disorders of ADD/ADHD

  • Chronic unpunctuality, absent-mindedness, forgetfulness
  • Nervousness and anxiety
  • Low self-esteem or lack of morale
  • Complications at work
  • Difficulty controlling anger
  • Impulsiveness and recklessness
  • Addiction, procrastination
  • Disorderly
  • Easily frustrated and chronic boredom
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Mood swings and depression
  • Relationship problems


  • Overactive temperament
  • Persistent fidgeting, tapping, or talking
  • Squirming in the seat, extreme restlessness
  • Impulsiveness and recklessness
  • Purposeless activities
  • Wandering off tasks without completing them
  • Distracted Behavior (Inattention)
  • Highly distracted

Difficulty Sustaining Focus

  • Inability to complete tasks
  • Lack of persistence
  • Lack of selective attention
  • Inability to concentrate unless fascinated by a subject
  • Tendency to daydream

Impulsive Nature

  • Expects the demands to be met immediately
  • Expects immediate reward for an achievement
  • Poor planning skills
  • Lack of organizational skills
  • Lack of self-control
  • Excessively interrupts others
  • Hasty actions
  • Inability to think about long-term consequences

What causes ADD/ADHD?

Pointing out one particular cause of ADD/ADHD is difficult. A number of factors may contribute to ADD/ADHD. They include, Genetic factors | Smoking, drinking, or drug abuse by mother during pregnancy | Exposure to environmental toxins during pregnancy or at a young age | Premature birth | Lower weight at the time of birth | Brain injuries.

Diagnosing ADD/ADHD at Neural Space

Cognitive Skills TestTM is the most comprehensive ADD/ADHD test available in India that is also time and cost effective. This test assesses all cognitive skills including memory, attention, visual and auditory processing, processing speed, logic, and reasoning.


Cognitive skills trainings provided at Neural Space manage the causes of learning struggles experienced by children, teens, and adults. They help excel in school, sports, extra-curricular activities, workplace, and even social life.

Ritalin and other stimulant medications can manage the ADD/ADHD symptoms Private classrooms at Neural Space allow the children to take the test alone, thus preventing class disruptions and helping them focus Cognitive skills training strengthens weak cognitive skills and thus attacks the root causes of ADD/ADHD.

Living with ADD/ADHD can be easier than imagined with Neural Space!