Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Did you know Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common brain and behavior disorders experienced in childhood?

4% of American adults and 9% of American children will be affected by attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder each year.  Tweet >

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral condition that interferes with a person’s ability to pay attention and exercise age-appropriate inhibition. A person with ADHD is so inattentive or impulsively hyperactive-or both-that daily functioning at home, school and work is compromised. ADHD usually becomes apparent in children during preschool and early school years.

Some children with ADHD continue to have it as adults. And many adults who have the disorder don't know it. ADHD symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity.

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