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NIMH’s Definition of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

November 14, 2016

NIMH’s Definition of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder National Institute of Mental Health   Definition Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. Inattention means a person wanders off task, lacks persistence, has difficulty sustaining focus, and is disorganized; and these problems…

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A​​n​​ Overview of ADHD Care

October 28, 2016

by Mark Bertin, M.D. What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD*)? ADHD is a developmental delay in a wide range of life management skills including planning and organizing, affecting far more than just attention. ADHD may impact social relations, emotional well-being, academic success, and almost any other area of life, even physical health and self-esteem.  Understanding its full impact in this way allows…

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