Every child has instances of hyperactivity and impulsivity. It is not uncommon for a child to become distracted by an electronic device, get frustrated with homework, or grow restless. These are all typical examples of childhood development. How can a parent know the difference between typical behavior and a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) defines ADHD as a health condition involving deficits in impulse control, planning, problem solving, and interpreting social interactions. The diagnosis of ADHD frequently occurs during elementary school and symptoms may carry over into adulthood. Because of its lifelong impacts, it is important to recognize ADHD early in a child’s development.
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