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hyperactivity,

excessive physical activity of emotional or physiological origin, usually seen in young children; one of the components of attention deficit hyperactivity disorderattention deficit hyperactivity disorder
(ADHD), formerly called hyperkinesis or minimal brain dysfunction, a chronic, neurologically based syndrome characterized by any or all of three types of behavior: hyperactivity, distractibility, and impulsivity.
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hyperactivity

[¦hī·pər·ak′tiv·əd·ē]
(physiology)
Excessive or pathologic activity.
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However, the symptoms of inattention remit in fewer patients than those of hyperactivity or impulsivity.
The King Faisal Specialist Hospital is associated with the Children and Adults with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder group (CHADD), a non-profit US organization that serves individuals with ADHD and their families and has over 16,000 members in 200 local chapters throughout the US offering support to individuals, parents and teachers.
A modern diagnosis of ADHD, (6) hyperactivity subtype, requires that six of nine criteria (six hyperactivity criteria and three impulsivity criteria) be met.
The average increase attributable to the additives was about a tenth as large as the score separating normal children from those with clinically diagnosed attentiondeficit hyperactivity disorder.
"A mix of additives commonly found in children's foods increases the mean level of hyperactivity," wrote the researchers, led by Jim Stevenson, a professor of psychology at the University of Southampton.
JORNAY PM is a central nervous system stimulant prescription medicine used for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in people 6 years of age and older.
PubMed and SciELO databases were searched for articles published between 2006 and 2016 in Portuguese or English, using a combination of the terms "leitura" and "Transtorno do Deficit de Atencao e Hiperatividade (TDAH)" and their equivalents in English, "reading" and "attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)".
"Inattention was associated with more errors in the simulator, and self-reported symptoms of hyperactivity and conduct disorder were related to more self-reported risky driving behaviors.
What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?
There was no statistically significant correlation among FNDT scores and attention-deficit, hyperactivity, related features and WURS scores in either the ADHD or ND groups (ADHD group: p:0.874, p:0.514, p:0.341, p:0.685; ND group: p:0.484, p:0.647,p:0.256, p:0.I24, respectively) (Table 6).
Up to 5% of school-age children are thought to suffer from ADHD - a condition characterised by a group of behavioural symptoms including hyperactivity, difficulty concentrating and impulsiveness.