What is ADHD?

What is ADHD? Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder Also called: ADHD, attention deficit disorder A chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. ADHD often begins in childhood and can persist into adulthood. It may contribute to low self-esteem, troubled relationships, and difficulty at school or work.

Symptoms include limited attention and hyperactivity.

Treatments include medication and talk therapy.

More than 3 million US cases per year

Treatment can help, but this condition can’t be cured

Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong

Requires a medical diagnosis

Lab tests or imaging not required

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