Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd )

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ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER Also known as: ADHD WHAT IS ADHD? ADHD is a behavioral disorder that affects about 10% of school-aged children. Boys are more likely than girls to be diagnosed with it. Children with ADHD act without thinking, are hyperactive, and have trouble focusing. They may understand what is anticipated of them but have trouble following through because they can’t sit still, pay attention or focus on details. All children, act this way at times, particularly when they 're anxious or excited. But the difference with ADHD is that symptoms are present over a longer period of time and happen in different settings. They hurt a child 's ability to function socially, academically, and at home. TYPES OF ADHD ADHD can be classified into three different subtypes, each with its own symptoms and behaviors: Subtype 1: An Inattentive Type: Children with subtype 1, have trouble paying attention to detail, tendency to make careless mistakes in schoolwork or other activities. They have trouble focusing on specific tasks or activities. They have trouble listening, following directions, and problems with organization. Subtype 1 children have a tendency to lose things easily, avoid or dislike tasks that require mental effort and tend to be very forgetful. Subtype 2: A Hyperactive-Impulsive Type: Children with subtype 2, have trouble with fidgeting or squirming, which makes it very difficult for them to remain seated for long periods of time. Subtype 2 children
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