Feeling bored and hating waiting for emotions, which further affects the onset of symptoms in hyperactive children

Children with ADHD suffer from boredom and waiting, but few studies have looked at how these emotions affect cognition in children with ADHD. The research team of Assistant Professor Xu Jiafen from the Department of Vocational Management and the Institute of Behavioral Sciences of Chang Gung University found that boredom and dislike of waiting have a moderate to high positive correlation with the severity of symptoms. Feeling bored can affect individuals’ aversion to waiting, which in turn affects attention deficit and hyperactivity. Dyskinetic problem behavior occurs.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), commonly known as ADHD, is one of the common neurodevelopmental disorders in childhood, characterized by difficulty concentrating, hyperactivity (excessive activity), and doing things without regard to consequences ( impulsive behavior), etc., these symptoms may carry over to adolescents or adults.

Children with ADHD have a harder time being bored and waiting, but few studies have looked at how the feeling of boredom affects cognition, mood, and behavior in children with ADHD. With the support of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Professor Xu Jiafen’s team studied the relationship between boredom, aversion to waiting and inattentiveness in ADHD children, and found that the tendency to boredom, aversion to waiting were moderately to highly positively correlated with the severity of ADHD symptoms.

In other words, feeling bored also increases the individual’s aversion to waiting, which in turn affects ADHD problem behaviors. The study also found that children with ADHD have a higher tendency to be bored than children with normal development. For example, they are more likely to feel bored after completing homework that requires attention for a period of time. When they feel bored, they will lead to poorer attention performance. Homework is boring.

The research team said that boredom involves the brain’s Default mode network (DMN), which is particularly active during daze and daydreaming, and cannot be effectively reduced when ADHD children are waiting and doing attentional tasks. The neural activity of this network, it is speculated that its problem behavior may be involved.

Professor Xu Jiafen reminded that the problem behavior of ADHD children cannot be improved by beating and scolding, and they must be patient and give children clear rules. When ADHD children are bored, they need to help them find people and things that they are interested in and are willing to take the initiative to devote themselves to. This can greatly reduce the child’s feeling of boredom and improve attention performance.

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