Therapy Tool for Adolescents with ADHD¶
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common disorders widespread among children and adolescents. The main three symptoms of ADHD are hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. Adolescence is the transitional phase between childhood and adulthood. Prevalence of ADHD among adolescents is approximately 5% in Sri Lanka. Treatment is a vital factor in any ADHD patient’s lifestyle and it consists of a combination of pharmaceutical medications as well as therapeutic treatments with the help of the patient’s family and friends. With no proper treatment, children and adolescents with ADHD are faced with the risk of carrying on the symptoms of the disorder into adulthood. Hence, the importance of treatments for patients diagnosed with ADHD is clearly evident. The solution derived at is an Android Application to provide a therapeutic treatment to all 3 groups of symptoms in ADHD and to keep a log of records of the patient’s performance and progression. For this research one participant each was dedicated for testing each module in order to eliminate subjectivity and ensure accuracy. The Android Application developed consists of activities targeted at treating all main groups of ADHD symptoms and offers a feasible solution for patients, parents and for doctors to monitor the patient’s progress.