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Upward of 6.4 million children in the United States suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), making it the most common neurodevelopmental disorder in childhood. A recent study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada, has revealed that children diagnosed with ADHD are also likely to be affected by adverse family and environmental challenges, such as poverty, divorce, neighborhood violence, and a family history of substance abuse. “Our findings suggest that children with ADHD experience significantly higher rates of trauma than those without ADHD,” Dr. Nicole M. Brown, assistant professor of pediatrics, Division of General…

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Just when you think Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is only associated with children, think again. It also affects adults and most of the time; it starts at an early age and goes on until the person progresses to adulthood. It’s a chronic condition that has a corresponding treatment regimen and thanks to scientific breakthrough, ADHD has become a manageable condition these days. Of course it’s not one of those mental conditions that have been associated with temper tantrums, crying spells or fits of rage, but for some people, having ADHD disrupts their performance at work. For children, it can affect…

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Decades ago, psychologists have observed that there are children who fidget and won’t sit still in one place even for a short while. That’s when they conducted a study on this particular behavior and coined the term Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) some thirty years ago. That term would have lasted forever if not for the every-changing human psyche. After ADD, another condition was coined and defined; it’s Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. Much to the chagrin of parents, students, and avid readers of psychology books and journals the two alphabet acronyms have become a confusing bunch of terms. But…

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of those conditions that don’t just affect children anymore but adults as well. It is reported to affect about 5% of the entire population of the United States and it’s the second most common psychological disorders in the world; next to depression. Basically, more than half of children who are diagnosed at an early age with the disorder still continue to have ADHD until they become adults. The most prominent symptoms of ADHD include impulsiveness, hyperactivity and inattentiveness. These symptoms can be manifested by both adults and children with ADHD whether the disorder is…

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For some people, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD just affects children, especially toddlers and preschoolers. But this is not always the case because the disorder can also affect adults. ADHD is characterized by an impulsive behavior, a short attention span and hyperactivity. The person who exhibits symptoms of ADHD usually talk very fast and holding a meaningful conversation can be a little bit difficult for most of them since they talk fast and their topics would shift from one thing to another in a jiffy. The moment you notice some of these symptoms in a loved one, a friend,…

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