What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

Q:
What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

A:
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a kind of mental health disorder that can affect children and teens even continue into adulthood. Children with ADHD tend to be hyperactive and impulsive. Since they cannot control themselves, there will be a lot of problems such as poor school performance, unstable relationships, low self-esteem and other problems including having trouble in paying attention.

Besides, ADHD is more common in boys than in girls. It can be discovered during the early school years. Children with ADHD may have the following symptoms.

  • Impulsiveness
  • Hot temper
  • Problems focusing on a task
  • Problems following through and completing tasks
  • Low frustration tolerance
  • Excessive activity
  • Excessive talking
  • Daydream
  • Restlessness
  • Poor planning
  • Poor time management skills
  • Anxiety
  • Procrastination
  • Relationship problems
  • Chronic lateness and forgetfulness

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