What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, also known as ADHD, is a condition that affects a person's ability to sit still, self-control and their attention. ADHD is one of the most common disorders in children. Although it is normal for children to display these behaviors, anyone who has ADHD does not grow out of these symptoms. These symptoms will usually follow the person into adulthood.
A child with ADHD may display the following symptoms:
Adult ADHD symptoms:
In order to receive an ADHD diagnosis, the patient must see their PCP. Diagnosing ADHD usually includes for rating ADHD symptoms and taking history of the patient from the parent, teacher and the patient themselves.
If you or anyone you know are displaying symptoms listed above. Please contact your PCP at your earliest convenience.