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Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD)
deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common
childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and
adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and
paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and
ADHD has three
symptoms (six or more) are in the
six symptoms of inattention are present, although
inattention may still be present to some degree.
majority of symptoms (six or more) are in the
inattention category and fewer than six symptoms of
hyperactivity-impulsivity are present, although
hyperactivity-impulsivity may still be present to some
with this subtype are less likely to act out or have
difficulties getting along with other children. They may
sit quietly, but they are not paying attention to what
they are doing. Therefore, the child may be overlooked,
and parents and teachers may not notice that he or she
hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive
more symptoms of inattention and six or more symptoms of
hyperactivity-impulsivity are present.
children have the combined type of ADHD.
relieve many of the disorder's symptoms, but there is no cure.
With treatment, most people with ADHD can be successful in
school and lead productive lives. Researchers are developing
more effective treatments and interventions, and using new tools
such as brain imaging, to better understand ADHD and to find
more effective ways to treat and prevent it.
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