What is ADHD ?

What is ADHD ?

Kimberly Barajas, Contributor

ADHD stands for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD is one of the most common disorders of childhood. Children with ADHD could have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behavior, or overly active. it can be normal for children to have trouble focusing and behaving at one time or another. However, children with ADHD don’t grow out of these behaviors and can have trouble at school, home, and friends.

Kids with ADHD might:

  • Daydream a lot
  • forget or lose things
  • squirm or fidget
  • talk too much
  • make careless mistakes
  • have a hard time resisting temptations
  • have difficulty getting along with others


ADHD can be treated with behavior therapy and parent training, or medication. Medication can help children manage their ADHD symptoms in their everyday life and can help them control the behaviors that cause difficulties with family, friends, and at school.

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