Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that may result in school difficulties, social problems, and an increased risk of automobile accidents and substance abuse. ADHD is one of the most common behavioral disorders of childhood. ADHD subtypes may primarily involve inattention, hyperactivity/impulsivity, or both.
The symptoms of inattention may include trouble concentrating, frequent careless errors, not listening, failure to complete tasks, poor organization, procrastination, distractibility, forgetfulness, and losing things. Examples of hyperactivity are fidgeting, out-of-seat behavior, excessive running, noisy play, excessive talk and being constantly on the go. Impulsivity may result in blurting out answers, interrupting, and trouble taking turns.
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