attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

  • ADD
  • ADHD
  • attention deficit disorder
German: Aufmerksamkeitsdefizit-Hyperaktivitätssyndrom
Japanese: 注意欠陥多動性障害

Medicine. One of the most common childhood behavior disorders that can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity, one or the other pattern may be predominant. ADHD is more frequent in males than females. The prevalence is 2% to 18% among school-age children, depending on defining criteria.

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