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What is ADHD – Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder  ?

What is ADHD – Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder ?

ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, an intricate brain condition affecting about 11% of children and nearly 5% of adults in the United States.1 ADHD is a developmental disruption in executive function in the brain. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder impacts a person’s behaviour, can make them overactive, and have difficulty acting on impulses and paying attention. Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may also struggle with poor self-esteem, difficult relationships, and low academic achievement. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic illness affecting millions of children, often continuing into adulthood.

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