ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects individuals of all ages.
It is characterized by persistent patterns of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that can significantly impact daily functioning and quality of life. Symptoms of ADHD may include difficulty sustaining attention, being easily distracted, forgetfulness, impulsivity, excessive fidgeting or restlessness, difficulty staying seated or engaging in quiet activities, talking excessively, and struggles with organization and time management.
There are three main types of ADHD: predominantly inattentive, predominantly hyperactive/impulsive, and combined presentation. A comprehensive evaluation is necessary for an accurate diagnosis, involving information gathering from multiple sources and ruling out other possible causes.