Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by persistent patterns of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that interfere with daily functioning and social interactions. ADHD can affect individuals of all ages, but it is most commonly diagnosed in childhood. Understanding the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and impact of genetic variants on ADHD is essential for individuals living with this condition, their families, educators, and healthcare providers.

Understanding ADHD

ADHD is a complex and multifaceted disorder that affects various cognitive processes, including attention, executive function, self-regulation, and behavioral inhibition. While the exact cause of ADHD remains unknown, research suggests that genetic, environmental, neurobiological, and psychosocial factors contribute to its development and manifestation.

Symptoms of ADHD

  1. Inattention: Individuals with ADHD may have difficulty sustaining attention, following instructions, organizing tasks, completing assignments, and staying focused on activities that require sustained mental effort. They may also exhibit forgetfulness, distractibility, and frequent task switching.

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