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ADHD: what is it?
Patients with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have difficulty with hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention. ADHD was first described as a medical disorder in 1910, but there are descriptions of ADHD even in ancient texts. In 1935 it was described that children who suffered from ADHD showed a robust response to stimulant medication, and since that time stimulant medication has been a cornerstone of treatment. ADHD is not a modern fad. It is not caused by bad parents, bad teachers, or poor discipline. Individuals with ADHD do not misbehave on purpose or to spite others. They often do not know why they do the things that get them into trouble.
There are 3 subtypes of ADHD: the inattentive type (problems with attention), the hyperactive-impulsive type (problems with hyperactive and impulsive behaviours), and the combined type (problems in both areas). The subtypes seem to have some relationship to age and gender.
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