ADHD - ADHD in Adults By: ADHD Attention Deficit...

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ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Behavioral condition in which people have difficulty paying attention Develops from a combination of genetic inheritance and life experiences Neurochemical and neuroanatomical disorder
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Symptoms Inattention Hyperactivity Impulsivity Will occur over the course of many months Different settings may cause severity of symptoms
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What is ADHD? Principal characteristics DSM IV says there are 3 patterns Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type, predominantly inattentive and combined type
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Hyperactive-impulsive Fidgeting with hands or feet, squirming while seated Running, climbing, or leaving seat when quiet behavior is expected Blurting out answers before hearing the whole questions Having difficulty waiting in line or taking turns Problems with interrupting or intruding Excessive talking
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Inattentive Inability to pay attention to details
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PS 220 taught by Professor Moreno during the Fall '06 term at Augustana.

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