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What is ADHD?

ADHD or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurological disorder with manifestations of hyperactivity, forgetfulness, mood shifts, and distractibility. Persons with ADHD have difficulty being attentive and are restless, impatient and impulsive at times.

This is a behavioural disorder that affects the development of the person in several aspects of his/her life. It is usually diagnosed in the early years of childhood and can pose problems in learning and cognitive functions as well as in social skills and growth.

While it is prevalent among children, the disorder has also been diagnosed in adults. It is incurable, although medications like stimulants and anti-depressants are available to help control it. Alternative treatments like behavioural therapies are also available.