How Does Hyperexcitability Manifest In A Child?

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How Does Hyperexcitability Manifest In A Child?
How Does Hyperexcitability Manifest In A Child?

Child hyperexcitability syndrome (syndrome of increased neuro-reflex excitability) is a disease that manifests itself in children with a mild form of perinatal damage to the central nervous system.

Signs of hyperexcitability

Hyperexcitability in children is currently diagnosed in about 44% of cases. This syndrome requires mandatory correction, as over time it risks turning into a persistent neurotic disease.

The syndrome of hyperexcitability in a child usually manifests itself in the first months of life. This is due to the mother's severe pregnancy or birth injury. An infant suffering from hyperexcitability does not just behave actively, his movements are rather spontaneous. The nervous system is in constant excitement, and sometimes its exhaustion occurs.

In children with hyperexcitability syndrome, sleep and wakefulness is disrupted. They fall asleep worse. Often they have intestinal disorders, diarrhea is replaced by constipation. As a result, the child does not gain weight well. Premature babies with hyperexcitability sometimes have seizures.

With hyperexcitability, the child's skin often becomes marbled in color, the baby constantly clenches his fists, which creates a feeling of his stiffness and tightness.

Emotional disturbances in children with hyperexcitability syndrome are manifested in bursts. The child may be offended or scream in a situation where there are no visible prerequisites for this. If you do not correct his behavior, then the consequences may not be the most rosy. After all, what parents, peers or school teachers forgive their child are unlikely to let go. Although the child is not to blame, he simply cannot contain his emotions due to insufficient self-regulation.

A hyperexcitable child is more prone to fatigue, is often inattentive, and as a result, school grades may be lower than peers. It is worth saying that the hyperexcitability syndrome does not affect intelligence.

The main thing is inconstancy and irritability

In preschoolers with hyperexcitability, there is a frequent and rapid change in activity. Without finishing one thing, hyperexcitable children switch to another. Sometimes they behave aggressively, for example, in a sandbox they destroy figures made by other guys.

Do not think that the child will "outgrow" hyperexcitability. It is a myth. Untimely correction of hyperexcitability entails problems with upbringing in the future. As they get older, children with increased excitability may ignore the comments of adults or react with stubbornness.

According to experts, boys are more susceptible to hyperexcitability syndrome than girls. If you notice any of the listed signs in your child, contact a neurologist.

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