ADHD

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ADHD affects between 5% and 12% of school-aged students and is three times more common in boys than girls. Affects about one and 25 adults and the symptoms themselves occur on a continuum. Girls are less likely to exhibit observable behavior than boys however, girls are more likely than boys to exhibit verbal aggression toward peers. Boys and girls do not differ in off task behavior, minor motor movements, cognitive function and academic achievement

ADHD and the Brain