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What is ADD/ADHD?

ADHD is a problem with inattentiveness, over-activity, impulsivity, or a combination. For these problems to be diagnosed as ADHD, they must be out of the normal range for a child's age and development.

Psychiatrists say ADHD is a neurobehavioral developmental disorder.  

An individual with ADHD finds it much more difficult to focus on something without being distracted. He has greater difficulty in controlling what he is doing or saying and is less able to control how much physical activity is appropriate for a particular situation compared to somebody without ADHD. In other words, a person with ADHD is much more impulsive and restless.

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how was everyone diagnosed?

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Hi, everyone.  Dr. Joan Leafman from AT Still medical school in Arizona asks to help spread the word about some research she is conducting.  The survey is about Telemedicine Sessions for Patient Education.   If you are interested the link is here …Continue

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