Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral disorder where a person has difficulties with attention, concentration, hyperactivity and/or impulse control. Although hyperactivity is the best known symptom of this disorder, there are variants where a person has an ďinattentiveĒ type of ADHD, with a quieter personality. ...

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Introduction: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Is it hard for your child to sit still? Does your child act without thinking first? Does your child start but not finish things? If so, your child may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Nearly everyone shows some of ...1

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Symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Many people blurt out things they didnít mean to say from time to time, or jump from one task to another, or become disorganized and forgetful. But people with ADHD have more serious problems that get in the way ...2

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Causes of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, was once considered a problem that children outgrew. If they didnít, their parents were often blamed for bad parenting. But researchers have found that ADHD is a very real disorder rooted in brain ...3

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Causes List for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Some possible causes of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or similar disorders may include:4

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Types of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

There are several types of ADHD: a predominantly inattentive subtype, a predominantly hyperactive-impulsive subtype, and a combined subtype. ...Source: NINDS (NIH)5 ...

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Diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Deciding if a child has ADHD is a several-step process. This page gives you an overview of how ADHD is diagnosed. There is no single test to diagnose ADHD, and many other problems, like sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, and ...6

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Genetics of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Modes of inheritance: Autosomal dominant inheritance (HPO) ...Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH)7 ...

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Treatments: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder characterized by excessive hyperactivity, impulsivity, or inattention. While ADHD is typically diagnosed in childhood, symptoms may persist into adulthood. ADHD is most effectively treated with ...8

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Research for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

What research is being done? Several components of the NIH support research on developmental disorders such as ADHD. Research programs of the NINDS, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development ...9

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Names and Terminology

Synonyms: HYPERACTIVITY OF CHILDHOOD ...Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH)10 ...

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References

  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ attentiondeficithyperactivitydisorder.html
  2. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ 2008/ November/ feature1.htm
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ adhd/ adhd.htm
  6. Source: CDC NCBDDD: cdc.gov/ ncbddd/ adhd/ diagnosis.html
  7. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ C1263846/ 
  8. Source: SAMHSA (DHHS): samhsa.gov/ treatment/ mental-disorders
  9. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ adhd/ adhd.htm
  10. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ C1263846/ 

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