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help! what is adhd and how do people get it ?

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Dr. Anthony Vertino
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
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Adhd: Inattention plus impulsivity plus hyperactivity, is adhd. Etiology is Bio-Psycho-Social.
Answered on Apr 27, 2015

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