ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER:
Summary: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD, is a behavioral disorder, seen in childhood, wherein the child is inattentive, impulsive, hyperactive, and has an inability to concentrate. The child may show intrusiveness into others' conversations. He/she cannot remain seated for long at a place.
10th March, 2015
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ADHD is defined in the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) as a behavioral disorder of childhood onset (by the age of 7 years) characterized by symptoms of inattentiveness and impulsivity / hyperactivity. According to DSM-IV, an inability to concentrate, intrusiveness into others' conversations, and an inability to stay seated.DSM-IV recognizes the following subtypes of ADHD:
ADHD is distinct from Mental Retardation or Mental Disorders. Children with severe ADHD may show extreme self-injurious, repetitive, highly unusual and aggressive behavior. It may be associated with autistic behavior.
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