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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Scientific Council Member and NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee Rachel G. Klein, Ph.D., Director, Saltz Institute for Anxiety & Mood Disorders and Fascitelli Family Professor of Child Adolescent Psychiatry, New York University (NYU) Child Study Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, expert on childhood disorders including ADHD
Rachel G. Klein, Ph.D.
January 11, 2013
New findings from a study led by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council Member and NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee Rachel G....
Bryan L. Roth, M.D., Ph.D., a member of the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council and three-time NARSAD Grantee, ADHD Expert
Bryan L. Roth, M.D., Ph.D.
December 31, 2012
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Gabriel Corfas, Ph.D., Professor of Neurology at Harvard ADHD expert
Gabriel Corfas, Ph.D.
May 18, 2012
NARSAD Independent Investigator Grantee, Gabriel Corfas, Ph.D., is one of the authors of a new study that found that mice carrying a certain mutated form of...
Mark Bellgrove, PH.D. attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) expert
Mark Bellgrove, PH.D.
May 07, 2012
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Rachel G. Klein of NYU Child Study Center and expert on ADHD
Rachel G. Klein
April 18, 2012
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