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Attention deficit disorder

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Attention deficit disorder (symptom description): Attention deficit disorder is listed as a type of or related-symptom for symptom Inattention.

Attention deficit disorder (symptom description): For a medical symptom description of 'Attention deficit disorder', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Inattention (type of symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Attention deficit disorder' may be possible.

Broader Symptom Types for Attention deficit disorder:

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Attention deficit disorder: Related Medical Topics

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Attention deficit disorder: Attention deficit disorder is listed as an alternate name or description for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. For a medical symptom description of 'Attention deficit disorder', the following disease information may be relevant to the symptoms: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (disease information). However, numerous other possible causes of the symptom may be possible.

Attention deficit disorder (medical condition): Behavioral disorder with hyperactivity and/or inattention.

Attention deficit disorder (medical condition): Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), also previously called Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), is a behavior disorder that can manifest as hyperactivity, difficulty concentrating, inattention, or a combination. There is a well-known controversy about the frequency of the use of the drug Ritalin for treatment of behavior disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and hyperactivity. There is a strong tendency for doctors to diagnose a child as having ADHD, when in fact there may be other behavioral problems, or even nothing wrong with the child beyond merely normal childhood or teenage behavior. Because it is a behavioral disorder, ADHD is inherently difficult to diagnose. Part of the problem is that parents and teachers have been pressing for the particular drug, even before any attempt at medical diagnosis is made.

Attention deficit disorder: Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral disorder that affects 3-5 percent of all American children. It interferes with a person's ability to stay on a task and to exercise age-appropriate inhibition (cognitive alone or both cognitive and behavioral). (Source: excerpt from NINDS Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder Information Page: NINDS)

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