What is ADHD?

Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder is considered a behavioral disorder that affects between 5 and 10% of children. Symptoms commonly include restlessness, fidgeting, lack of interest or focus, and impulsive actions. A child with ADHD may be unable to sit still during class, particularly if the subject is one they aren’t interested in learning. They may snap their fingers, tap their feet on the floor, or make excessive noise in places where everyone else is quiet. Doctors remind parents that all children display these types of behaviors from time to time, ADHD is considered when the behaviors continue over a long period of time in various settings – school, home, or in public places – and affect the way they interact with others.

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