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What is ADHD?

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What do you see when you look in the face of a child?

The excitement about a new child is something that every parents experiences at one time or another.  However, that excitement can slowly end when you have a child that is acting very different from their peers. 

What is ADHD? 

      Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders of childhood. It is sometimes referred to as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors, or be overly active. This can be very frustrating for the parent as well as the child.  For many parents this is a cause of embarrassment and eventually a lack of understanding of the child.   When we look at the definition we see one very important word,”Neurobehvaioral.

      Neurobehavioral refers to the type of behavioral problems that are associated with brain disorders. It is a term frequently used to describe the serious behavioral problems often seen after traumatic brain injury. It is a term frequently used to describe the serious behavioral problems often seen after traumatic brain injury. For example, explosive rage behavior, impulse control problems, mood swings, and poor judgment are neurobehavioral problems. This term apply to developmental brain problems within the individual. In simplest terms Neurodevelopmental has to do with the way the brain grows and develops. 

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