ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects children and can continue into adulthood. The condition is characterized by a persistent pattern of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that interferes with daily life.
The symptoms of ADHD may include difficulty paying attention, easily distracted, forgetful, fidgety, difficulty sitting still, impulsiveness, interrupting others, difficulty waiting their turn, and excessive talking. These symptoms can have a significant impact on a child's academic performance, social relationships, and overall functioning.
ADHD is a complex disorder that can be caused by a combination of genetic, environmental, and neurological factors. Treatment typically involves a combination of medication, therapy, and behavioral interventions to help children manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.
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