Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders in kids. Those with ADHD have difficulty paying attention, are often easily distracted, and may be impulsive or hyperactive.
ADHD occurs in an estimated 3% to 7% of children and tends to be more common in boys than girls. Although ADHD is a lifelong disorder for which there is no cure, symptoms are manageable and often improve with age.
Types of ADHD
- Inattentive: Children who are “daydreamers” and have difficulty staying on task
- Hyperactive: Children who are very physically active, restless, talkative, and always “on the go”
- Combined: This is the most common type, including children who have both inattentive and hyperactive behaviors