Attention Deficit Desorder
Were you looking for information about ADHD? Attention deficit desorder is a common misspelling of attention deficit disorder.
ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is one of the most frequently occurring childhood psychiatric disorders. Its symptoms include an inability to stay focused on a task, having trouble sitting still, and acting without thinking. These symptoms usually become evident in preschool or early elementary years, and can continue into adolescence and even adulthood.
In many cases, the most effective treatments for ADHD include medications and behavioral therapies. In addition, some people have other medical conditions as well as attention deficit disorder, such as earning disabilities, Tourette syndrome, and bipolar disorder.
(Click ADHD for more information, including an explanation of the different types, possible warning signs of the disorder, and sources of help so that children with ADHD can achieve their full potential. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)