›› Attention-Deficit Disorder

ADHD or Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity is a behavoir disorder.It is usually regognized by a very short attention span, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity. It affects 3-5% of children. It also occurs in adults. Some famous people with ADHD include;

Causes

The exact causes of ADHD is not known. Evidence suggests that in many cases it is genetically transmitted.

Symptoms

Young Chilren

Older Children

Treatment

There are many types of treatments. Most of these are stimulants. These work by stimulating the areas of the brain responsible for focus, attention, and impulse control. These include:

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Some of these drugs may have some side effects. Weight loss, appetite changes, insomnia and nervous tics are some of the most common. There are also some self help treatments.

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