Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder In Children

ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is a medical condition. A person with ADHD has differences in brain development and brain activity that affect attention, the ability to sit still, and self-control. Inattention:
  • Short attention span for age (difficulty sustaining attention)
  • Difficulty listening to others
  • Difficulty attending to details
  • Easily distracted
  • Forgetfulness


  • Anxiety.
  • Depression.
  • Learning disabilities.
  • Autism.
  • Undetected seizures.
  • Medical disorders that affect the functioning of the brain.
  • Thyroid disorders.
  • Lead toxicity (poisoning).
  • Sleep problems.

Children with ADHD may be

  • Inattentive, but not hyperactive or impulsive.
  • Hyperactive and impulsive, but able to pay attention.
  • Inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive (the most common form of ADHD).
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