Attention Deficit Disorder
Add (attention deficit disorder): adhd is a common condition that affects children and adolescents, while add is more common in adults. ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder of children and is more common in boys than in girls. ... The diagnosis is made based on the child's symptoms and behavior.
- Behavioural: aggression, excitability, fidgeting, hyperactivity, impulsivity, irritability, lack of restraint, or persistent repetition of words or actions
- Cognitive: absent-mindedness, difficulty focusing, forgetfulness, problem paying attention, or short attention span
- Mood: anger, anxiety, boredom, excitement, or mood swings
- Also common: depression or learning disability
Because attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd) symptoms—inattention, impulsivity, and/or hyperactivity—affect a child's ability to learn and get along with others, some people think an adhd child's behavior is caused by a lack of discipline, a chaotic family life, or even too much tv.