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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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Raising and Loving a Child with Attention Deficit Disorder
Due to close quarters and intense social interaction at camp, children with Attention Deficit Disorder, with or without hyperactivity, may be at a greater risk of having unsuccessful camp experiences.
ADD is a neurobiological disability that affects up to 5 percent of all American children, according to Children and Adults With Attention Deficit Disorders or CH.
So Snider turned to Camp Max Straus, a resident camp run by the Jewish Big Brothers Association in Glendale for children with emotional problems and attention deficit disorders.
Many of these otherwise bright and capable children also have attention deficit disorders (ADHD).
Hillary Rodham Clinton announced a federal program Monday to caution parents about giving children Ritalin and other psychiatric drugs meant to treat attention deficit disorders.

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