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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a condition that includes symptoms such as inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.

Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder include a short attention span, constantly fidgeting and acting without thinking.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can often be treated with medicines and talking therapies.

It's not clear what causes attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but it tends to run in families.

Read more on the NHS website.

Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder include a short attention span, constantly fidgeting and acting without thinking.

The symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be categorised into 2 types of behavioural problems: inattentiveness, and hyperactivity and impulsiveness.

Most people with ADHD have problems that fall into both these categories, but this is not always the case.

For example, some people with the condition may have problems with inattentiveness, but not with hyperactivity or impulsiveness.

This form of ADHD is also known as attention deficit disorder (ADD). ADD can sometimes go unnoticed because the symptoms may be less obvious.

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can often be treated with medicines and talking therapies.

Medical treatments

Although there's no cure for ADHD, it can be managed with appropriate educational support, advice and support for parents and affected children, alongside medication, if necessary.

Medicine is often the first treatment offered to adults with ADHD, although psychological therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) may also help.

Read more on the NHS website.

It's not clear what causes attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but it tends to run in families.

Read more on the NHS website.