Attention Deficit Disorder /Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are defined by two types of behavioural problems; inattentiveness, and a combination of hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Common symptoms include a short attention span, restlessness, being easily distracted and constant fidgeting.

It can be a lifelong condition, and many children who have it continue to suffer from symptoms through adolescence and into adulthood. There is no cure for ADD/ADHD. But it can be managed using medication, and should be accompanied by psychological, educational and social therapies.

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