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"Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)"

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Updated: October 15, 2006

Definition:

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a disorder that characterized by severe inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that results in significant functional impairment. This is usually first diagnosed in school-age children.

It is hypothesized that untreated ADHD may be a precursor of BPD.

Also Known As: Commonly called ADD, which refers to the disorder without without the hyperactivity component.

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