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Title: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • ADHD

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What is ADHD?
  • ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
    is a disorder that appears in early childhood.
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
    is a problem of not being able to focus, being
    overactive, not being able control behavior, or a
    combination of these.
  • Kids with ADHD act without thinking, are
    hyperactive.

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Primary Characteristics of ADHD
  • The signs and symptoms a child with attention
    deficit disorder has depends on which
    characteristics predominate.
  • Inattentive, but not hyperactive or impulsive.
  • Hyperactive and impulsive, but able to pay
    attention.
  • Inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive (the most
    common form of ADD/ADHD).

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Inattentive Signs and Symptoms
  • Doesnt pay attention or makes careless mistakes
  • Trouble staying focused easily distracted
  • Appears not to listen when spoken to
  • Difficulty to remember things and not following
    instructions
  • Problems in organized, planning and finishing
    projects

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Hyperactive Signs and Symptoms
  • Talks excessively
  • Has difficulty playing quietly or relaxing
  • May have a quick temper or a short fuse
  • Fidgets and squirms in their seats
  • Have difficulty doing quiet task or activities
  • Be constantly in motion

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Impulsive Signs and Symptoms
  • Acts without thinking
  • Often interrupts others
  • Says the wrong thing at the wrong time
  • Be very impatient
  • Cant wait for his or her turn in line or in games

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Major Problems in Children
  • Learning disabilities or problems with reading,
    writing, motor skills, or language.
  • Psychological disorders including anxiety,
    depression, and bipolar disorder.
  • Behavioral disorders such as conduct disorder and
    oppositional defiant disorder.
  • Medical conditions, including thyroid problems,
    neurological conditions, and sleep disorders.

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Overcoming Agoraphobia Extreme Anxiety Disorders
  • Written By Tim O'Lawler

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