Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD is a common childhood illness, affecting 5 to 10% of children. The symptoms of ADHD include inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. ADHD affects specific areas of the brain that affect these children’s ability to solve problems, plan ahead, understand their actions and control their impulses. Behaviors are present in children before the age of seven and continue for more than six months. There are other conditions that present like ADHD but are the result of other physical or mental health issues including anxiety, depression, certain seizures, hearing problems and sudden changes or traumas.
ADHD is a brain disorder.« Back to Glossary Index