It is characterized by difficulty paying attention, excessive activity, and behavior without regards to consequences which is not appropriate for a person's age. There are also often problems with regulation of emotions.
About one-third to two-thirds of children with symptoms from early childhood continue to demonstrate ADHD symptoms throughout life. Three types of ADHD are identified in the DSM-5 as: Predominantly Inattentive Type (ADHD-PI or ADHD-I).
Inattention means a person wanders off task, lacks persistence, has difficulty sustaining focus, and is disorganized; and these problems are not due to defiance or lack of comprehension. Hyperactivity means a person seems to move about constantly, including in situations in which it is not appropriate; or excessively fidgets, taps, or talks
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Children with ADHD may be hyperactive and unable control their impulses. Or they may have trouble paying attention. These behaviors interfere with school and home life. It’s more common in boys than in girls. It’s usually discovered during the early school years, when a child begins to have problems paying attention. Adults with ADHD may have trouble managing time, being organized, setting goals, and holding down a job.
Most people with ADHD have problems that fall into both these categories, but this is not always the case. For example, some people with the condition may have problems with inattentiveness, but not with hyperactivity or impulsiveness. Symptoms in children and teenagers.
ADHD can affect a person's ability to function at school, at home, and in social settings and is one of the more common reasons for referral to pediatric neurologists, neurodevelopmental pediatricians, and child psychiatrists
ADHD is three times more common in males than in females and occurs in approximately 5 to 7 percent of children worldwide.
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