attention deficit hyperactivity disorder


ADHD is a problem with inattentiveness, over-activity, impulsivity, or a combination. For these problems to be diagnosed as ADHD, they must be out of the normal range for a child's age and development.

What is ADHD?

ADHD is a condition that will make kids and adults have trouble paying attention. Don't make fun of people that have ADHD, because some can be very smart. Some great great minds in history had ADHD, like Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein.

Some pictures of ADHD

Can you "catch" ADHD?

No, ADHD is not infectious. It is not a virus, but a lack of growth in certain regions of the brain; a person with ADHD has underdeveloped brain regions that control focus, attention, and planning.

How do you get ADHD?

ADHD is not contagious; individuals with ADHD have had it since birth. Pre-mature birth, hereditary factors (parents who have ADHD), and exposure to toxic chemicals can contribute to the likelihood of acquiring ADHD. ADHD can also be influenced by environmental factors, including amount of time spent watching television, and possibly video games. Scientific studies prove conclusively that screen time is associated with attention problems.




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