A 40-year-old member asked:
what's adhd (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
ADHD: Please refer to my answer above for details.
Answered on Sep 1, 2012
Dr. Carla Enriquez answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Biologic disorder: Adhd is an inherited, neurobiological disorder that effects about 5% of the population. Untreated it leads to increased death (smoking, drug overdose, fatal auto crashes) or significant life impediments. It interferes with learning, socialization, relationships, finances, impulse control, academics, work performance, sleep. See my health files for websites and articles.
Answered on May 27, 2018
Dr. Johanna Fricke answered
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Changes in brain : structure & chemistry found in persons with adhd validate the diagnosis of ADHD as a neurodevelopmental disorder with significant symptoms of Inattention &/or Hyperactivity/Impulsivity that impact learning, peer interaction &/or behavior, often over a person's lifespan. CHADD.org is a good resource to learn about ADHD diagnosis, treatment and legal rights of people with ADHD at all ages.
Answered on Mar 25, 2020
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