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Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (DSM 5) is a brain-based syndrome affecting a person’s ability to complete complex tasks. To be diagnosed, a child must exhibit at least 6 of 10 behaviors (adult diagnosis requiring at least 5) pertaining to organization, distractibility, focus and completion of tasks, with a hyperactivity/impulsivity component often present in a sub-population. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/adhd/basics/definition/con-20023647

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