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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Also called: ADHD, attention deficit disorder

A chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness.

Very common

More than 3 million US cases per year

Treatment can help, but this condition can't be cured

Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong. Requires a medical diagnosis.  Lab tests or imaging not required

ADHD often begins in childhood and can persist into adulthood. It may contribute to low self-esteem, troubled relationships, and difficulty at school or work.

Symptoms include limited attention and hyperactivity. Treatments include medication and talk therapy.


Resources for parents:

Homework and study tips for students with ADHD/ADD