What is ADHD?

ADHD stands for ‘Attention-DeficitHyperactivity Disorder’, sometimes also referred to as ADD. ADHD is a neurobehavioral developmental disorder which is characterized by attentional problems coupled with hyperactivity, with symptoms becoming apparent usually before the age of seven.
Adults with ADD/ADHD often have difficulty staying focused and attending to daily, mundane tasks, and can be easily distracted or become bored quickly. Symptoms in this category are sometimes overlooked because they are less outwardly disruptive than the ADD/ADHD symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity—but they can be every bit as troublesome.

What causes ADHD?

The exact cause of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is not known, but inherited genetic factors are likely responsible. Ongoing research is focused on identifying genes that cause a person to be susceptible to ADHD.

How is ADHD treated?

ADHD is most commonly treated with counseling and medication, but scientists are learning more every day about new and more effective treatments.

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