Learn About ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is exhibited in symptoms of inability to maintain attention, control impulsive behaviors, and/or motor restlessness that can precipitate concerns across the lifespan. These symptoms present in unique ways in different age groups.

What Causes ADHD?

ADHD is a brain-based, biological disorder that is mostly genetically inherited, some executive dysfunction can occur secondary to medical condition. ADHD is not caused by bad parenting, too much sugar, or too many video games. Scientists are still investigating whether certain genes, especially ones linked to the neurotransmitter dopamine &/or Nor epinephrine, play a defined role in developing ADHD. Frontal Lobe dysfunction is consistently summarized to contribute to cause ADHD.

What are the Symptoms of ADHD?

Below are some of the symptoms associated with ADHD that may occur across the lifespan of a patient. While everyone may have some symptoms similar to ADHD some of the times, but ADHD is diagnosed only when a set of symptoms cause ongoing concerns in more than one area of your life. The symptoms include:
  • Task completion problems
  • Low frustration tolerance
  • Anxiety and/or Depression
  • Time management concerns
  • Professional stagnation
  • Motivation / Energy Concerns
  • Poor self-discipline
  • Emotional lability/ mood swings

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