Attention Deficit Hyper Disorder (ADHD)
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How is ADHD Diagnosed?
More than six million American children age 4-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD. Symptoms appear before the child is 12 years old, last more than six months, and cause problems in at least two settings — for example, school and home. Children suspected of having ADHD should have a full medical exam, including hearing and vision tests.
There is no specific test for ADHD. To be diagnosed with ADHD, someone must display one or more of the following:
- Inattention. Individuals are disorganized, easily distracted, and have difficulty sustaining focus. These problems are not due to defiance or lack of comprehension.
- Hyperactivity. Children with ADHD are constantly in motion, talking, interrupting and fidgeting. An inability to sit still is the chief sign of the disorder in preschoolers. Adults show extreme restlessness and activity.
- Impulsivity. People with ADHD act without thinking about consequences. They find it difficult to delay gratification, spend too much, and engage in risky behaviors. Impulsive people also may be socially inappropriate or difficult.
PLEASE CONSULT A PHYSICIAN FOR MORE INFORMATION.
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