Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that becomes apparent in some children typically in the preschool and early school years. It is hard for these children to control their behavior and/or pay attention. The principal characteristics of ADHD are inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Because many normal children may have these symptoms at a lower level, or the symptoms may be caused by another disorder, it is important that the child receive a thorough examination and appropriate diagnosis by a well-qualified professional. ADHD responds well to medications, behavioral therapy, and/or special parenting techniques. Many adults also struggle with this condition but symptoms and treatments slightly differ from childhood presentations.