Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder 

ADHD or Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders first diagnosed in childhood. It is characterized by difficulty paying attention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. ADHD affects approximately 5.3% of children. In other words, one in 20 children in every classroom in elementary and secondary school will have ADHD. While some children will "grow out" of ADHD, 50% to 60% of them will still have that diagnosis as adults. 

There are three different types of ADHD. About 40% of people have the inattentive ADHD subtype characterized by poor concentration, being easily distracted and making careless mistakes, especially when a task is boring or difficult.  About 25% have the hyperactive and impulsive ADHD type, characterized by often interrupting people, having hard time sitting still and taking turns. And about 30% have the combined ADHD subtype, characterized by difficulties with both concentration and impulse control. 


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