A chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity and
More than 10 million cases per year (India)
- Treatment can help, but this condition can’t be cured
- Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong
- Requires a medical diagnosis
ADHD often begins in childhood and can persist into adulthood. It may contribute to low self-esteem, troubled relationships and difficulty at school or work.
Symptoms include limited attention and hyperactivity.
Treatments include medication and talk therapy.
People may experience:
Behavioural: aggression, excitability, fidgeting, hyperactivity, impulsivity,
irritability, lack of restraint, or persistent repetition of words or actions
Cognitive: difficulty focusing, forgetfulness, problem paying attention, or short attention span
Mood: anger, anxiety, or excitement
Also common: depression or learning disability
Consult a doctor for medical advice
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