How Does Adhd Effect A Childs Emotional Development?


Asked by sallynaknoo

How Does Adhd Effect A Childs Emotional Development?


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Children with ADHD are often more emotionally immature than their non-ADHD counterparts. This can be very pronounced, with children being several years below the emotional level of their classmates or slight, with just a small difference noted. This can often cause problems in social situations, children with ADHD may have a hard time making friends or relating to other children the same age.

In addition to emotional immaturity, self-esteem can be an issue. A child with ADHD may feel "different" or isolated, creating a low self-esteem.

Emotional disorders, such as depression, anxiety or bipolar are also common in people with ADHD.

For more information:

How ADHD Impacts the Daily Life of a Child

I hope this helps.


Answered by Eileen Bailey