Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd )

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a condition causing constant inattention, hyperactivity and (or) impulsivity. Attention deficit disorder, or ADD, is a condition of attention deficit in individuals. The main difference between them is that patients suffering from ADHD are usually hyperactive whereas ADD patients, on the contrary, remain shy and day dreamy. Both terms may be used interchangeably in conversations, for instance. However ADHD is an official term used by the American Psychiatric Association. One of its types - Predominantly Inattentive - is referred to as ADD. So, in order to avoid nimiety, ADD/ADHD is hereinafter referred to as ADHD. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD is a condition causing constant inattention, hyperactivity and (or) impulsivity. ADHD begins in childhood and can persist in adulthood. The initial term "attention deficit disorder" was distinguished in the early 80s from the wider concept, which was previously established, called "minimal brain dysfunction". The history of minimal brain dysfunction study is associated with studies of E. Kahn et al. (1934). While watching the school-age children with behavior disorders such as distractibility, motor disinhibition, impulsive behavior, the authors purported that the reason for these changes is presented in a brain damage of etiology, which is unknown and have suggested the term "minimal brain damage." Soon, the learning
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