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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is hyperactivity disorder?

Hyperactivity disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is chronic condition characterized by attention difficulty, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. It often begins in childhood and can cause a child to have trouble in school, at home, or with friends. Causes may include genetics, head injury, exposure to environmental risks (e.g., lead) during pregnancy or at a young age, alcohol and tobacco use during pregnancy, premature delivery, low birth weight. It's is more common in male cildren.

Symptoms of hyperactivity disorder

  • Transient restlessness (behavioral abnormalities)

  • Easily irritable

  • Concentration is getting worse

  • More restless than usual affecting speech and actions

  • Persistent feelings of frustration and restlessness

Questions your doctor may ask to check for hyperactivity disorder

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose hyperactivity disorder

  • Do you feel easily frustrated or irritable?

  • Do you feel you have problems concentrating recently?

  • Do you feel more restless than usual and this affects the way you move or speak?

  • Do you have symptoms such as always feeling frustrated and restless?

Treatment for hyperactivity disorder

There is no cure for hyperactivity disorder, but different treatments such as, medications, behavior therapy, counseling and education services can help improve the child's symptoms and behavior.

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