Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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A neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by excessive amounts of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that are pervasive, impairing in multiple contexts, and otherwise age-inappropriate.

ADHD, its diagnosis, and its treatment have been considered controversial since the 1970s. These controversies have involved doctors, teachers, policymakers, parents, and the media. Topics have included causes of ADHD and the use of stimulant medications in its treatment.

People who have ADHD frequently also exhibit useful traits such as creativity, innovation and hyperfocus.

See: neurodivergent.


CDC: What is ADHD?