Attention Deficit Order
Were you looking for information about ADHD? Attention deficit order is a common misspelling of attention deficit disorder.
ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is one of the most frequently occurring childhood psychiatric disorders. Potential symptoms include difficulty staying focused on a task, having trouble sitting still, and acting without thinking. These symptoms usually first appear in preschool or early elementary years, and can continue into adolescence and even adulthood.
In many cases, the most effective treatments for the condition include medications and behavioral therapies. No single treatment is the definite answer for every child. Several factors are involved in determining which option is best, such as the child's needs and personal and medical history.
(Click ADHD for more information, including the importance of properly diagnosing the disorder, medications used to treat it, and the long-term consequences of leaving ADHD untreated. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)