Attention Decifit Disorder
Were you looking for information about ADHD? Attention decifit disorder is a common misspelling of attention deficit disorder.
ADD, also known as ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), is one of the most frequently occurring childhood psychiatric disorders. Children with the condition often have problems staying focused on a task or sitting still, and often act without thinking. In general, these symptoms first appear in preschool or the early elementary years, and can continue into adolescence and even adulthood.
The three types of ADHD are the predominantly inattentive type, the predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type, and the combined type. Warning signs include talking too much, fidgeting with hands and feet, and problems with organization. Children with the disorder rarely outgrow it; however, some may find adaptive ways to deal with the condition as they mature. Currently, there is no cure.
(Click ADHD for an in-depth look at the condition, including medications used to treat the disorder, research into its causes, and people who are in the best position to help children with ADHD achieve their full potential. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)