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 Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (sometimes also referred to as ADD, an earlier name many feel is still more applicable to many individuals) is a psychiatric diagnosis that identifies characteristics such as hyperactivity, forgetfulness, mood shifts, poor impulse control, and distractibility, when judged to be chronic, as symptoms of a neurological pathology.
The DSM-III-R diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder required hyperactive-impulsive symptoms in addition to the inattentive symptoms.
Different psychiatric disorders may present with the symptoms of inattentiveness (depressive and anxiety disorders) or hyperactivity and distractibility (manic phase of bipolar illness).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Attention-deficit_hyperactivity_disorder   (9648 words)

  
 Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder- Health Encyclopedia and Reference
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a genetically determined hereditary disorder.
Hyperactivity is when the child seems to fidget, squirm and move about constantly and can't sit still for any length of time.
Allergy and effects of allergy medication, hearing loss, thyroid disorders, visual disturbances, genetic disorders (such as Fragile X syndrome), seizure disorders and chronic medical conditions.
www.drkoop.com /encyclopedia/43/639.html   (1613 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder of childhood, affecting an estimated 3-5% of school aged children.
To be diagnosed with ADHD, children should have at least 6 attention symptoms or 6 activity/impulsivity symptoms -- to a degree beyond what would be expected for children their age.
About half of the children with ADHD will continue to have troublesome symptoms of inattention or impulsivity as adults.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/001551.htm   (1017 words)

  
 Learning Disabilities
Soaring numbers of American children are being prescribed anti-psychotic drugs— in many cases, for attention deficit disorder or other behavioral problems for which these medications have not been proven to work, a study found.
But more than half of the prescriptions were for attention deficit and other non-psychotic conditions, the researchers said.
Specifically, the specialists have their eye on so-called omega-3 fatty acids as playing some role in the condition that, in general, is marked by trouble keeping still, difficulty in maintaining attention, propensity toward acting impulsively or some combination of the three.
www.ldonline.org   (450 words)

  
 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ENCYCLOPEDIA - The History Channel UK
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), formerly called hyperkinesis or minimal brain dysfunction, a chronic, neurologically based syndrome characterized by any or all of three types of behavior: hyperactivity, distractibility, and impulsivity.
Hyperactivity refers to feelings of restlessness, fidgeting, or inappropriate activity (running, wandering) when one is expected to be quiet; distractibility to heightened distraction by irrelevant sights and sounds or carelessness and inability to carry simple tasks to completion; and impulsivity to socially inappropriate speech (e.g., blurting out something without thinking) or striking out.
It has been shown that people with ADHD have less activity in areas of the brain that control attention.
www.thehistorychannel.co.uk /site/search/search.php?word=ALBINO&enc=3305   (377 words)

  
 Tourette Syndrome Plus - Home Page
Articles, materials, and resources pertaining to Tourette's Syndrome, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Executive Dysfunction, Asperger's Disorder, depression, Bipolar Disorder, sleep disorders, "rage attacks" or "storms," infection-triggered OCD or tics ("PANDAS"), sensory integration, and more.
On this site, you can learn about Tourette's Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, non-0CD anxiety disorders, Executive Dysfunction, depression, Bipolar Disorder, autism spectrum disorders including Asperger's Disorder, 'rage attacks,' sensory integration issues, and sleep disorders.
There are now some files in the Tourette's Syndrome, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Executive Dysfunction, and Education sections.
www.tourettesyndrome.net   (582 words)

  
 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD)in Adults
This latter diagnosis is referred to as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified.
Although the labels used to describe this cluster of childhood problems has changed numerous times over the past 100 years, the term Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is most familiar to educators, medical and mental health professionals.
Problems characterized as disorders of attention and hyperactivity in children have long constituted the most chronic behavior disorder and the largest single source of referrals to child mental health centers.
www.addresources.org /article_adult_adhd_goldstein.php   (1736 words)

  
 ADD ADHD: Attention Deficit Disorder
Since Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is thought to be a neurologically based disorder, we would expect that outside of acquiring its symptoms from a head injury, the individual with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder would have been born with the disorder.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ADD ADHD- might affect one, two, or several areas of the brain, resulting in several different "styles" or "profiles" of children (and adults) with ADD ADHD.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a medical condition, caused by genetic factors that result in certain neurological differences.
www.newideas.net   (2280 words)

  
 Disabilities: Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurobiological condition that affects 3%-5% of the school age population.
A new study shows that as a treatment for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Adderall was significantly better at reducing inattention and other ADHD symptoms than the standard ADHD treatment.
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are disorders faced by many families today.
www.kidsource.com /kidsource/pages/dis.add.html   (1928 words)

  
 ADHD and beta-Phenylethylamine -- Neurotransmitter.net
To clarify the mechanism of neurochemical metabolism in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), we measured the urine levels of PEA using gas chromatography-chemical ionization-mass spectrometry.
The 22 children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder were treated with methylphenidate, and they were further divided into methylphenidate responders (n = 18) and nonresponders (n = 4).
"Children with attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity were given either methylphenidate hydrochloride or dextroamphetamine sulfate to compare the effects on urinary excretion of catecholamines, indoleamines, and phenylethylamine (PEA).
www.neurotransmitter.net /adhdpea.html   (1808 words)

  
 Disabilities: Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurobiological condition that affects 3%-5% of the school age population.
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are disorders faced by many families today.
A new study shows that as a treatment for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Adderall was significantly better at reducing inattention and other ADHD symptoms than the standard ADHD treatment.
www.kidsource.com /kidsource/pages/dis.add.html   (1808 words)

  
 Cogprints - Frontal, temporal and lateralized brain function in children with attention-defiocit hyperactivity disorder: a psychophysiological and neuropsychological viewpoint on development
[132] Shue, K.L. and Douglas, V.I., Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and the frontal lobe syndrome, Brain Cog., 20 (1992) 104-124.
[51] Hynd, G.W., Hern, K.L., Novey, E.S., Eliopulos,D. Marshall, R., Gonzalez, J.J. and Völler,K.S., Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and asymmetry of the caudate nucleus.
[24] Douglas, V.I., Cognitive deficits in children with attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity, In L.M. Bloomingdale and J. Sergeant (Eds), Attenton Deficit Disorder: Criteria, Cognition, Intervention, Pergamon Press, London (1988), pp.65-82.
cogprints.org /1420   (3518 words)

  
 Brain-Imaging Study Sheds More Light On Underlying Cause Of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Syndrome
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a serious neuropsychiatric problem in schoolchildren (an estimated 3-6% of US schoolchildren are affected, for example).
Results of a US study in this week’s issue of THE LANCET provide details of the underlying physical causes of attention-deficit hyperactivity syndrome, with reductions in size of some brain areas and an increase in grey matter proportions being characteristic of children with the disorder.
The disorder is characterised by poor attention span, impulsivity, and high motor activity.
innovations-report.com /html/reports/medicine_health/report-23514.html   (478 words)

  
 NICHCY: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity, Part 1
ADD is officially called Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, or AD/HD (American Psychiatric Association, 1994), although most lay people, and even some professionals, still call it ADD (the name given in 1980).
Combined Type: multiple symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity;
In fact, this syndrome is one of the most widely researched of all childhood disorders.
www.kidsource.com /NICHCY/ADD1.html   (926 words)

  
 Attention Deficit Disorder And Adhd-Add Help Center Vaxa Attend
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a label given to children and adults with significant problems in four main areas of their lives; Inattention, Impulsivity, Hyperactivity and Boredom.
The term Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is used when hyperactivity is a symptom.
While Attention Deficit Disorder is not classified a specific learning disability, ADD and ADHD often makes it difficult for a child to do well in school and in social situations.
www.add-adhd-help-center.com   (1105 words)

  
 An Insiders Guide to Living with Adult Attention Deficit Disorder
I had mild symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as a child and have ADD as an adult.
ADHD is one form of Attention Deficit Disorder which includes a hyperactivity component (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).
ADD is the acronym for Attention Deficit Disorder.
www.understanding-adult-attention-deficit-disorder.com   (1199 words)

  
 Energy Citations Database (ECD) - Energy and Energy-Related Bibliographic Citations
The behavior variables showing the significant associations were, in order, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), stuttering, oppositional defiant, tics, conduct, obsessive-compulsive, mania, alcohol abuse, and general anxiety - behaviors that constitute the most overt clinical aspects of TS.
Energy Citations Database (ECD) Document #441158 - Polygenic inheritance of Tourette syndrome, stuttering, attention deficit hyperactivity, conduct, and oppositional defiant disorder: The additive and subtractive effect of the three dopaminergic genes - DRD2, D{beta}H, and DAT1
Polygenic inheritance of Tourette syndrome, stuttering, attention deficit hyperactivity, conduct, and oppositional defiant disorder: The additive and subtractive effect of the three dopaminergic genes - DRD2, D{beta}H, and DAT1
www.osti.gov /energycitations/product.biblio.jsp?osti_id=441158   (368 words)

  
 Teaching Children with Attention Deficit Disorder
Thus, children with undifferentiated ADD may be at a higher risk for academic failure than those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Diet Therapy For Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (from Feingold Assoc.)
Attention deficit disorder is a syndrome characterized by serious and persistent difficulties in the following three specific areas:
www.kidsource.com /kidsource/content2/add.html   (368 words)

  
 Mental Help Net - ADHD
Attention deficit disorder is characterized by the main features of distractibility, impulsivity, and hyperactivity.
In order for ADHD or ADD to be diagnosed properly, it is important that the problems to be noted happen in multiple settings, that they have been consistently observed for 6 months or longer, and that many such symptoms of lack of attention, impulsivity, or hyperactivity are easily apparent.
Diagnosing this disorder can be difficult since it is common for many people to have some of the symptoms of this disorder to some degree, such as difficulty paying attention or being easily distracted.
adhd.mentalhelp.net   (422 words)

  
 Maryland Center for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD/ADD) Information Guide
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the official name of the clinical diagnosis of this disorder.
However, the term attention deficit disorder (ADD) is frequently used.
In years past, the disorder was known by other names, including minimal brain dysfunction (MBD), hyperactivity or hyperkinesis, or conduct or behavior disorder.
www.mcadd.net   (1159 words)

  
 Learn more about Adult Attention Disorder Deficit, ADD and AHDD
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), once called hyper-kinesis or minimal brain dysfunction is characterized by symptoms of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity which usually start before a child reaches 7 years of age and continue for at least six months.
Adults with this attention deficit disorder can get lost doing unimportant activities, not take notice of more important jobs that needs to be done.
Unfortunately, in this case adults are diagnosed or treated for “Adult Attention Deficit Disorder”.
www.vinsight.org   (326 words)

  
 Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Advantages And Adult Attention Deficit Disorder
The difference between children and adults may reflect the fact that parents, teachers, and society can provide external forms of regulation for children, but cannot fulfill that role for people with adult attention deficit disorder.
The core symptoms of Adult Attention Deficit Disorder...
Both share the same symptoms of inattention, impulsiveness and hyperactivity, although some adults indicate that their hyperactivity has slowed down or is easier to control as they mature.
www.adult-child-add-adhd.com /adult-attention-deficit-disorder.html   (926 words)

  
 BehaveNet┬« Clinical Capsule™: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
American Academy of Pediatrics: treatment of the school-aged child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
When problems with attention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness develop in childhood and persist, in some cases into adulthood, this mental disorder may be diagnosed.
The symptoms do not occur exclusively during the course of a Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Schizophrenia, or other Psychotic Disorder and are not better accounted for by another mental disorder (e.g., Mood Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Dissociative Disorders, or a Personality Disorder).
www.behavenet.com /capsules/disorders/adhd.htm   (1016 words)

  
 Books & Research on Tourette Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD), Conduct Disorder and other psychological, psychiatric and behavioral problems.
Hope Press specializes in the publication of books on Tourette Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD), Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and other psychological, psychiatric and behavioral problems.
Books & Research on Tourette Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD), Conduct Disorder and other psychological, psychiatric and behavioral problems.
www.hopepress.com   (284 words)

  
 ADD and ADHD Fraud. Find out the truth about ADD and ADHD. Exposing the Fraud of ADD and ADHD.
It is this particular medical and scientific background that has led him to view the "epidemic" of one particular "disease"--Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)--with increasing alarm.
Articles, essays, and other information pertaining to the fraud of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)--Compiled by Dr. Fred Baughman
Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD has been an adult and child neurologist, in private practice, for 35 years.
www.adhdfraud.org   (401 words)

  
 Attention Deficit Disorder Resources for those with ADD/ADHD
Note: Throughout this helpful web site we use ADHD to represent Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Through our website, activities and membership benefits, Attention Deficit Disorder Resources is the doorway to new possibilities for people with ADD or ADHD.
Attention Deficit Disorder Resources for those with ADD/ADHD
www.addresources.org   (351 words)

  
 Health Support Center Adult A.D.D. Association (AADDA)
Founded in 1991, the Adult A.D.D. Association is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to providing support, information, and referral services to those affected by Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
What Does Everybody Else Know That I Don't: Social Skills Help for Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD): A Reader Friendly Guide by Michelle Novorti, Ph.D. Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D. - (Revised edition scheduled for publication in 2005).
Support, information, and referral services for those affected by Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder; ADD Book Study Groups are now forming.
www.healthsupportcenter.org /aadda   (671 words)

  
 ADHD Information and Support to Help Your Child
ADHD news is home to thousands of parents of children coping with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
How to spot impulsivity, inattention, hyperactivity and other ADHD symptoms and types.
Adhd is a behavioral disorder that effects up to 3-5% of children.
www.adhdnews.com   (671 words)

  
 Learning Disabilities OnLine: LD In-Depth:Attention Deficit Disorder: Beyond the Myths
Not all students with ADD are hyperactive and constantly in motion; many are considered to have undifferentiated ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder without hyperactivity).
While the causes of ADD are not fully understood, recent research suggests that ADD can be inherited and may be due to an imbalance of neurotransmitters -- chemicals used by the brain to control behavior -- or abnormal glucose metabolism in the central nervous system.
Students with ADD can learn to follow classroom rules when there are pre-established consequences for misbehavior, rules are enforced consistently and immediately, and encouragement is given at home and in school.
www.ldonline.org /ld_indepth/add_adhd/add_doe_myths.html   (1135 words)

  
 Attention Deficit Disorder: What is ADD
An attention-deficit disorder (ADD) is a developmental disorder characterized by developmentally inappropriate degrees of inattention, overactivity, and impulsivity.
Attention-deficit disorders affect approximately 3-5% of the childhood population.
ADD with and without hyperactivity are separate and unique childhood disorders.
www.therapistfinder.net /Attention-Deficit-Disorder   (362 words)

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