A 33-year-old member asked:
help! what is adhd and how do people get it ?
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Dr. Anthony Vertino answered
22 years experience Clinical Psychology
ADHD: Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder is a neurological/developmental disorder usually diagnosed in childhood and characterized by inattention, distractibility, hyperactive movements, poor follow through, off task behavior, immaturity, and impulsiveness, just to name a few. It is highly heritable (genetic) and environmental factors often worsen the symptoms.
Answered on May 14, 2016
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