What is ADHD
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects both children and adults, although it's often diagnosed in childhood. It is characterized by persistent patterns of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that interfere with daily functioning or development. ADHD is generally divided into three subtypes: predominantly inattentive, predominantly hyperactive-impulsive, and combined presentation. Symptoms may include difficulty focusing, forgetfulness, fidgeting, excessive talking, and difficulty staying still. The exact cause is unknown, but it is believed to involve a combination of genetic, environmental, and neurological factors. Treatment usually involves a multi-faceted approach that may include medication, behavioral therapy, lifestyle changes, and educational support. While there is no cure, many individuals manage their symptoms effectively through treatment and go on to lead successful lives.