It is a chronic condition with a high incidence in childhood, but it can extend into adulthood.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) causes problems focusing and maintaining attention, making the child hyperactive, causing impulsive behavior, problems relating with others, low self-esteem, and poor school performance.
The timelier the diagnosis and treatment, the better and faster the results.
Although the origin of ADHD is unknown, there are certain potential risks for developing it such as:
- Having family members who suffer from ADHD or some other mental disorder.
- Environmental factors such as being exposed to chemicals or toxins.
- Mother with smoking, alcoholism, or drug addiction before or during pregnancy.
- Being born prematurely.