Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder

Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by difficulty focusing or sustaining attention that is severe enough to affect social, academic or occupational functioning.  Symptoms of ADHD begin in childhood, and often include problems such as making careless mistakes in schoolwork, difficulty staying “on-task,” difficulty following instructions, disorganization, distractibility, and forgetfulness.  ADHD may occur either with or without symptoms of hyperactivity such as fidgetiness, restlessness, disruptiveness, and excessive movement or talking.  Children with ADHD may also display problems with impulsivity, such as difficulty waiting their turn, tendency to interrupt, or talking out of turn. 

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NIMH - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADDHELP - Attention Deficit Disorder
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
National Attention Deficit Disorder Association
All About Attention Deficit Disorder - Mental Help Net
Neuropsychology Central - Evaluation of Learning Disabilities and Attentional Disorders
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

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