The Basics of ADHD
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder that causes above-normal levels of hyperactive and disruptive behaviors. People with ADHD tend to have difficulty concentrating, sitting still, paying attention, staying organized, following instructions, remembering details, and/or controlling impulses. One of the unfortunate complications for people with untreated ADHD is that they often have trouble getting along with their peers, family members at home, and coworkers.
Explore the resources below to better familiarize yourself with the condition.
Know the Basics
The first attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms often appear between the ages of 3 and 6. However, the earliest symptoms can be hard to recognize and are often overlooked.
Learn the difference between ADD and ADHD and the three types of ADHD: inattentive, hyperactive/impulsive, and combined hyperactive/impulsive and inattentive.