Mental Health, Neurological

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by a persistent pattern of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and trouble paying attention. Children and adults can both have ADHD. People with ADHD have trouble with focusing their attention on a single task or sitting still for extended periods. They may also fail to notice the passage of time and forget about completing needed tasks. Even with being reminded, people with ADHD may struggle to redirect their attention and focus – which may make it seem like they are being oppositional.  ADHD has several types and will affect people differently depending on the uniqueness of the individual. While this disorder cannot be cured, treatment can help to reduce symptoms.

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