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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Identifying Adhd, Possible Causes Of Adhd, How Is Adhd Diagnosed?, Recommended Treatment For Adhd

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) begins in early childhood and has a significant impact on how children develop and how families function. This disorder affects how information in the brain is processed and is currently diagnosed in 3 to 5 percent of school-aged children. Children with ADHD are easily distracted, impulsive, have difficulty focusing and sustaining attention, and can be easily overstimulated. In addition to these characteristics, some children with ADHD are also hyperactive. While all children can be highly active or lack the ability to stay focused at times, children with ADHD exhibit these behaviors in combination with one another more frequently and with greater severity than other children of the same age.

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