Attention Deficit–Hyperactivity Disorder

Abstract

Attention deficit–hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common psychiatric disorders with onset in childhood. It is characterized by persistent problems of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity that result in impairment in social, academic and family functioning.

Keywords: attention deficit–hyperactivity disorder; hyperkinetic disorder; learning disabilities; psychiatric disorder; inattention

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Smalley, Susan L(Apr 2001) Attention Deficit–Hyperactivity Disorder. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0001482]