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Hyperactive Child Overview

Another name for Hyperactive Child is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?
A person with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD has an unusually poor attention span, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. ADHD occurs in childhood and is much more common in boys than in girls. The majority of children who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder continue to have symptoms as adults.

What are the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?
The symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are similar in children and adults. The three major signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder include: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior.

How does the doctor treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?
The treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder includes counseling, lifestyle strategies, and drug therapy.

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Last Updated: Feb 17, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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