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What is ADHD?

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders of childhood that affects 5-8% of children. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood, and  60% of cases (approximately 4% of adults) can last into adulthood. It is also sometimes referred to as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). The basic difference between adult and child ADHD is that the symptoms are different. Some symptoms such as hyperactivity and restlessness are not as common, and others such as chronic disorganization, inability to prioritize, tend to worsen. One hallmark symptom of adult ADHD is the inability to self-regulate. Children with ADHD have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking) and are overly active.

Signs and Symptoms of ADHD

  • Daydream a lot

  • Forget or lose things a lot

  • Excessive squirming or fidgeting

  • Talking too much

  • Making careless mistakes or taking unnecessary risks

  • Have a hard time resisting temptation

  • Have trouble taking turns

  • Have difficulty getting along with others

There is no single test to diagnose ADHD, but there are signs and symptoms that can collectively suggest a child is struggling with the condition. Children with ADHD do not grow out of the symptoms and it can start to cause difficulty in school and in daily life activities.

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