Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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What is Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder? Well it is one of the most commonly developed disorders among children, teens and adults (National Institute of Mental Health). In fact 5-8% of school-aged children are affected by attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (Mikami, Reuland and Griggs). According to the Mayo Clinic staff, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a mental health condition exhibited by difficulty maintaining attention, as well as hyperactivity and impulsive behavior.
There are three types of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. There is the predominately hyperactive-impulsive, predominately inattentive, and a combination of both predominantly hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive. To be classified has having the predominately hyperactive-impulsive type you need to have at least five of the following symptoms: often fidgets or taps of hands and feet, runs around and/or climbs things when not acceptable, difficulty waiting for his or her turn, interrupts or talks over someone else, talks excessively, and being unable to play quietly. To be classified as having the predominately inattentive type you would need to have at least five of the following symptoms: fails to pay close attention to details or makes careless errors, has a hard time staying focused on a task, doesn’t always listen when being spoken to, has a difficult time organizing tasks, and also has difficulty keeping up with belongings. To be classified as having the combined
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