Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder Essay

1261 Words Mar 16th, 2016 6 Pages
ADHD stands for attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder, it is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. ADHD causes inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Inattention means a person wanders off tasks, is disorganized, lacks focus, has problems following directions, and lacks persistence. Hyperactivity means a person will have a hard time staying still, which will lead them to move constantly. Also, the person may become restless, be hyper all the time, and won’t stop talking. Impulsivity may occur when a person does something before thinking of the consequences. These consequences may lead to harm. An impulsive person may be socially intrusive and excessively interrupt others or make important decisions without considering the long-term consequences. ADHD mostly affects children and teens but can also continue through adulthood. ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder of children. Children with ADHD may be hyperactive and unable control their impulses. Or they may have trouble paying attention. These behaviors interfere with school and home life.

Symptoms of ADHD include: procrastination, problems at work, chronic boredom, low self-esteem, trouble controlling anger, mood swings, relationship problems, and many others depending on the person. Children that have ADHD may suffer from inattention in school.This type is often labeled as “spacey” or “lacking…

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