attention deficit disorder

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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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Fortunately, EZCare Clinic provides immediate health care to patients with ADD or ADHD. Counseling and other forms of therapy are available today, and our new options for care give our doctors a tremendous advantage for treatment.
It is important for patients not to delay treatment for ADD or ADHD as more severe symptoms can lead to impulsive behavior, mood swings, restlessness, and even depression.
What part does environment play in contributing to an individual's development of ADD or ADHD? Whereas earlier appraisals implied parental problems, a flawed diet, improper home life, and many other negative influences, new scientific evidence points to the basic source of difficulties to be inborn--a matter of genetics.
What part does environment play in contributing to an individual's development of ADD or ADHD? Whereas earlier appraisals implied parental problems, a flawed diet, improper home life and many other negative influences, new scientific evidence points to the basic source of difficulties to be inborn -- a matter of genetics.