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;

  • Walt Disney
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Tom Cruise
  • Prince Charles
  • Jim Carrey
  • Beethoven


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


Young Chilren

  • Restlessness
  • Hard to feed
  • Constant Thirst
  • Tantrums

Older Children

  • Poor Conectration
  • Does not stop to think
  • Takes Risks
  • Poor Short Term Memory
  • Little Self Esteem


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:

  • Caffine
  • Nicotine
  • Methylphenidate
  • Amphetamines
  • Dextroamphetamine

Any many more.

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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