What is ADHD?
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a neurological disorder that affects children and leads to excessive movement, impulsivity, and distraction. These effects continue with them until adulthood, although the symptoms may vary from person to person.
- Attention Deficit: When the behavior of the person is dominated by lack of attention over hyperactivity and impulsivity. This type mostly affects females more than males.
- Hyperactivity & Impulsivity: When the behavior of the person is dominated by excessive movement and impulsivity over a lack of attention. This type affects males more than females.
- Attention Deficit, Hyperactivity & Impulsivity: When the above mentioned two types seem to be balanced in expression of the person’s behavior. This type affects both genders equally.
Updated: 6 November 2014 by Saudi ADHD Society