Home / National News / Children With ADHD Are More Likely To Become Drug Addicts – Speech Therapist

Children With ADHD Are More Likely To Become Drug Addicts – Speech Therapist

Spread the love

A speech therapist at Klick Africa Foundation, Rasha Gibrill, has cautioned that children living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are likely to grow up as drug addicts if not properly treated.

She noted this in an interview with Roselyn Felli on Prime Morning on Tuesday on the topic, “How to Handle Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in School.”

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a mental health condition exhibited by difficulty maintaining attention. It is a chronic condition that affects millions of children and often continues into adulthood.

According to the therapist, children living with such conditions may be unable to associate with their peers, which is likely to cause anxiety and lead to drug addiction as they grow up.

“The child is unable to focus in class, and so they might get bad grades. They’re unable to take things, interact with peers, and initiate interactions, and so this might affect their ability to keep friends or even make friends, and then it has a drastic effect on them, and they grow up unable to sustain or maintain work or be in any form of relationship, and these sometimes lead to depression in adulthood and anxiety. They end up doing drugs,” she noted.

See also  Ghana: Today’s Newspapers Headlines; Wednesday, May 10, 2023


9 Lands Commission staff, 7 Others Arrested For Stealing Commissions GHC100 million


For this reason, parents are urged to visit the nearest health facility with their children who may exhibit symptoms of the disorder for early detection and treatment.

Although no tool has been developed to assist in the diagnosis of children displaying such symptoms, speech therapists are available to assist victims.

The therapist also urged parents to beware of children at ages 2 or 3 who are yet to develop speech at school or home and seek medical attention.

See also  How Dare You Threaten To Collapse NPP? – Lawyer Ampaw replies Kennedy Agyapong

Even though the cause is yet to be known, Madam Rasha stated that the causes differ from person to person.

As to whether screen time can be a remedy for curbing the condition, she said, “Screen time is not the best,” as research indicates that children should not be allowed to use screens until they are three years old.

Parents are also encouraged to develop strategies to interact with their children so as to prevent such conditions from affecting them.






Please click on the link below to cast your vote.




Thanks for reading from TodayGhanaMedia.com as a news publishing website from Ghana.


See also  Veteran Rapper Edem Arrested For Allegedly Knocking And Killing 40-Year-Old Woman



Admission is still in progress… Get yourself trained in any of our programmes to become a professional healthcare practitioner. Apply now! visit: racoh.edu.gh


Please subscribe to our YouTube channel :  https://youtube.com/@mgmtv113
There are four types of content published on  TodayGhanaMedia.com  daily: curated content; syndicated content; user-generated content; and original content.





Are You Suffering From Weak Erection, Low Libido, Premature Ejaculation Or Infections? – Get M-Plus No



  Maccun Plus (MPlus) is for men and women as a natural aphrodisiac with no side effects

Just contact the number below for M PLUS HONEY.

024-377-7896 / 0561193978
















Send your news stories to todayghanamedia@gmail.comand Chat with us via WhatsApp on +233 200818719



About admin

Check Also

Asantehene Bows And Kneels Before Anglican Priest For Prayer; Fans React

Spread the love There has been a massive reaction as Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

<script async="async" data-cfasync="false" src="//ophoacit.com/1?z=5748179"></script>