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Symptoms and Causes of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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What are the symptoms and causes of ADHD? Discuss briefly.

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This solution provides a brief overview of the symptoms and causes of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as it impacts child development.

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Symptoms

ADHD practically always appears before the age of 7, and usually before the age of 4. Boys are diagnosed with ADHD about three times more often than girls. Typical symptoms of untreated ADHD include:

*Impulsive behavior - In other words the child rarely looks before he leaps.
*Attention deficit - The child often has difficulty staying focused on one ...

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