Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd )

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children ADHD a condition characterized by an inability to focus attention or to inhibit impulsive, hyperactive behavior, according to cdc.gov this is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders of children, which it is normally diagnosed in early childhood and may last into adult hood, children experiencing persistence of symptoms into adolescence and adulthood, can cause a lifetime of frustrated dreams and emotional pain ADHD was first mention back in 1902 by the British pediatrician Sir George Still. ADHD was originally called according to Healthline.com a hyperkinetic impulse disorder it wasn’t until the late 1960’s that the American Psychiatric Association (APA) formally recognized ADHD as a mental disorder. Research shows that there are three characteristics of this disorder. The first one is Inattentive. According to Healthline.com Inattentive is what a person is typically referred to when they use the term ADD which they can show enough symptoms of inattention but isn’t hyperactive or impulsive. The second characteristic is Hyperactive-Impulsive which can occur when a child has symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity but not inattention. The third stage is symptoms of both Inattentive as well as Hyperactive-Impulsive which makes up the term ADHD. Every child can be fidgety and/or have trouble paying attention, however a child who has ADHD has the intensity, persistence and patterning to an extent that he/she
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