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attention deficit disorder

[ə′ten·shən ¦def·ə·sət dis‚ȯr·dər]
(psychology)
A psychiatric disorder of childhood characterized by attention span problems and impulsivity.
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Overall, 88% of the 24 comorbid patients were male, and the average age of onset of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) was slightly higher among patients with comorbid attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
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It's unclear whether anger attacks by children and teens represent initial symptoms of broader problems, such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder or mood disorders, adds psychiatrist William E.
Risperidone was associated with a greater reduction of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms compared with methylphenidate in children with moderate mental retardation, said Alceu Gomes Correia Filho, M.
Ritalin, known generically as methylphenidate, calms restlessness, reduces impulsiveness and improves attention in children who have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.
CX717 is being developed as a potential treatment for cognitive dysfunction that can arise from a variety of neuropsychiatric conditions including Alzheimer's disease, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and sleep disorders.
Physicians prescribe stimulants for many children and adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Children whose fathers had a history of substance disorders were more likely to show attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorder, and major depressive disorder, reported Dr.
Physicians commonly prescribe stimulants such as Ritalin and Adderral for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
The House Committee on Government Reform hearing was held to investigate whether children were being overmedicated for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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