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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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Children, Teens, and ADHD
Five to seven percent of children, mostly boys, suffer from ADHD. Up to 50 percent of children eventually outgrow the condition, but even if they do, earlier developmental delays may have created enduring learning problems.