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hp-adhd-355Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood behavioral disorder. ADHD is characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. This informative video animation shows possible causes and treatments.

ADHD Defined

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood behavioral disorder

ADHD is characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. Only recently has there been a greater understanding of the condition.

ADHD begins in childhood and can persist into adulthood as well.

Characteristics of ADHD are:

  • Inattention
  • Hyperactivity
  • Impulsivity
Inattention:
  • Fails to pay close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork or other activities.
  • Has difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or activities.
  • Does not appear to listen when spoken to.
  • Does not follow through on instructions and does not finish tasks.
  • Has difficulty organizing tasks and activities
  • Avoids or dislikes tasks that require sustained mental effort (e.g., homework)
  • Is easily distracted
  • Is forgetful in daily activities
Hyperactivity:
  • Fidgets with hands/feet or squirms in seat
  • Does not remain seated when expected to
  • Runs or climbs excessively when inappropriate (in adolescencents and adults, feelings of restlessness)
  • Has difficulty playing quietly
  • Is constantly on the move
  • Talks excessively
Impulsivity
  • Blurts out answers before the question has been completed
  • Has difficulty waiting for his or her turn
  • Interrupts or intrudes on others

Recent research has indicated that ADHD could be genetic.

Although the exact cause of ADHD is debateable, an imbalance of certain neurotransmitters is believed to be the primary cause of ADHD symptoms.

Treatment of ADHD includes

  • Stimulant drugs
  • Behavior modification
  • Parental Counseling

 


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APA Reference
Gluck, S. (2009, January 4). 3D Medical Animation, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, September 22 from https://www.healthyplace.com/adhd/articles/3d-medical-animation

Last Updated: February 14, 2016

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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