Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - A matter of concern

  • Maria Mirza Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education
Keywords: Attention Deficit Hypersensitivity Disorder


Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a serious neurodevelopmental disorder that is associated with deterioration in various domains of major life activities. However, various exceptional cases with the disorder may be observed functioning well in some areas of life (e.g., Michael Phelps and swimming, Ty Pennington and destroying and rebuilding houses, Glenn Beck and political commentary, etc.), they probably have conflicts with other areas of functioning (DWIs, managing money, social relationships, etc.) But even if well-altered, these exceptional success stories do not represent the more typical reactions of children with ADHD followed to adulthood. It is one of the most difficult diagnoses to classify as evident from changing definition norm observed in the revisions of Diagnostic and statistical manual (APA 1980, APA 1987, APA 1994). ADHD is reportedly the most pervasive disorder of childhood influencing approximately 3% to 5% of school-aged children with prevalence rates increasing significantly over the past two decades. Children with ADHD struggle with symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, or impulsivity above and beyond what is developmentally appropriate. ADHA is diagnosed in childhood, most of the children diagnosed with ADHD exhibit symptoms that persist into adolescence and adulthood.


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Mirza, M. (2015). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - A matter of concern. Annals of Psychophysiology, 2, 20-24.