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  Attention Deficit Disability
 
There are two forms of attention deficit disorder (ADHD). One of the forms of ADHD presents itself with hyperactivity. This form of attention deficit disorder is often easier to diagnose because children with this condition are in motion continuously. These children have trouble sitting still and in some cases the children will have temper tantrums more often than other children their same age. The other form of ADHD presents itself without hyperactivity. This form is often misdiagnosed. Children with this form of attention deficit disorder will appear to be withdrawn and excessively shy or anxious. Other symptoms may included poor academic achievement and a variety of learning disabilities.

Attention deficit disorder in most instances is diagnosed during childhood, although the conditions can continue into adulthood. Some of the usual treatments will include medications as well as other non medical treatments including behavior therapy and parent education. Medications may include the following:
  • Methylphenidate (Ritalin)
  • Dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine)
  • Pemoline (Cylert)



 
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