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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by a combination of inattentiveness, distractibility, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.
Five to seven percent of children are diagnosed with this developmental disorder. Some simply cannot concentrate; some become disruptive, defiant and have trouble getting along with parents, peers, or teachers.
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Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance (alcohol, cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (gambling) that can be pleasurable but the continued use of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life responsibilities, such as work or relationships, or health.
1The Challenges of Living with Invisible Pain or Illnessby Toni Bernhard, J.D.
2Why French Kids Don't Have ADHDby Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D.
3The Highly Sensitive (and Stubborn) Childby Maureen D. Healy
4Adolescence and the Myth of Independenceby Carl E. Pickhardt, Ph.D.
5The Freedom Contract: Holding a Teen to Responsible Accountby Carl E. Pickhardt, Ph.D.