What is ADHD/ADD?

A neurol-biological genetic condition, attention deficit hyperactive disorder/ attention deficit d isorder affects up to eight per cent of people. It is far more common in boys.

Prominent features

* Easily distracted

* Difficulty following through on instructions

* Fidgeting with hands or feet

* Difficulty staying seated

* Shifting from one uncompleted task to another

* Has concentration problems

* Likes routine

* Restless sleeper

* Engaging in dangerous activities without thinking about the consequences

What causes it?

Scientists and medical experts do not know exactly what causes ADHD/ADD. Scientific evidence suggests that the disorder is genetically transmitted (often runs in families ) and is caused by a chemical imbalance or deficiency in certain neurotransmitters (chemicals that regulate the efficiency with which the brain controls behaviour.

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