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  • Increased restlessness affecting speech and actions

  • Very restless and active

  • Feeling restless with an increase in activity and speech

  • Trouble concentrating

  • Easily distracted

  • Short tempered

  • Easily frustrated

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What is hyperkinetic disorder?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a 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, and low birth weight. It is more common in male children.

Symptoms of hyperkinetic disorder

  • More restless than usual affecting speech and actions

  • Transient restlessness (behavioral abnormalities)

  • Concentration is getting worse

  • Easily irritable

  • Easily provoked to anger (short tempered)

  • Abnormal behavior

  • Speech that does not make sense, or behavior that is strange

  • Persistent feelings of frustration and restlessness

Questions your doctor may ask to check for hyperkinetic disorder

  • Are you more restless and does it affect your movement or speech?

  • Are you having trouble concentrating lately?

  • Do you feel easily frustrated or irritable?

  • Do you feel you have a short temper?

  • Have you noticed or been told that you are acting strangely or differently lately?

Treatment for hyperkinetic disorder

Various treatments such as medications, behavior therapy, counseling, and education services can help improve the child's symptoms and behavior. Some grow out of the disorder as adults, while others continue treatment.

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References

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Weston S. Ferrer, MD

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Weston Ferrer is a physician leader, psychiatrist, and clinical informaticist based in San Francisco. With nearly a decade of experience in academia and more recent immersion in industry, he has made significant contributions to the fields of digital health, health tech, and healthcare innovation. | As an Associate Professor at UCSF, Weston was involved in teaching, leadership, and clinical practice, focusing on the intersection of technology and mental health. He recently led mental health clinical for Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences), where he applied his expertise to develop innovative solutions for mental healthcare using the tools of AI/ML, digital therapeutics, clinical analytics, and more.. | Weston is known for his unique ability to innovate and support product development while bringing pragmatism to technology entrepreneurship. He is a strong advocate for patient-centered care and is committed to leveraging technology to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities. |

Yu Shirai, MD

Yu Shirai, MD (Psychiatry)

Dr. Shirai works at the Yotsuya Yui Clinic for mental health treatment for English and Portuguese-speaking patients. He treats a wide range of patients from neurodevelopmental disorders to dementia in children and participates in knowledge sharing through the Diversity Clinic.

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