Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) is a condition affecting children and adults resulting in symptoms of inability to maintain attention, impulsive behaviors, and/or motor restlessness. AD/HD is a neurobiological disorder resulting from problems in the dopamine neurotransmitter systems in the brain. Most cases are genetically inherited. Although individuals with AD/HD can be very successful in life, without identification and proper treatment, AD/HD may have serious consequences, including school failure, depression, problems with relationships, substance abuse, and job failure. Early identification and treatment are extremely important.