Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a developmental neuropsychiatric disorder in which there are significant problems with executive functions that cause attention deficits, hyperactivity, or impulsiveness which is not appropriate for a person's age. These symptoms must begin by age six to twelve and persist for more than six months for a diagnosis to be made. In school-aged individuals inattention symptoms often result in poor school performance. Although it causes impairment, particularly in modern society, many children with ADHD have a good attention span for tasks they find interesting. Despite being the most commonly studied and diagnosed psychiatric disorder in children ... more on Wikipedia

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