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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Diagnosis Children mature at different rates and have different personalities, temperaments, and energy levels. Most children get distracted, act impulsively, and struggle to concentrate at one time or another. Sometimes, these normal factors may be mistaken for ADHD. ADHD symptoms usually appear early in life, often between the ages of 3 and 6, and because symptoms vary from person to person, the disorder can be hard to diagnose. Parents may first notice that their child loses interest in things sooner than other children, or seems constantly "out of control." No single test can diagnose a child as having ADHD. Between them, the referring pediatrician and specialist will determine if a child: A specialist will also check school and medical records for clues, to see if the child's home or school settings appear unusually stressful or disrupted, and gather information from the child's parents and teachers. The specialist also will ask: A learning disability. Treatments Medications

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Symptoms of ADHD/ADD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) The symptoms of ADHD include inattention and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity. These are traits that most children display at some point or another. But to establish a diagnosis of ADHD, sometimes referred to as ADD, the symptoms should be inappropriate for the child's age and have a negative impact on the child's ability to function. Adults also can have ADHD; in fact, up to 2 out of every 3 kids with ADHD continue to have symptoms as adults. When ADHD persists into adulthood, symptoms may vary.

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ADDA - Attention Deficit Disorder Association Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a relatively common, often unrecognized condition. It affects 4.4% of U.S. adults, but most adults with ADHD live with the symptoms and suffer the often-devastating effects of ADHD in their lives without identifying the source of their struggles. Instead, their difficulties are attributed to their own shortcomings. Once diagnosed, many adults are happy to learn, in the words of one popular book title, “You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!”

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