ADHD, a.k.a. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder, typically first diagnosed when an affected individual is elementary school age. It is identified by behavior that makes it difficult for a child to function effectively, or mature and develop as other children normally do. In general, people with ADHD behave in ways that show a pattern of (1)Hyperactivity - Extremely high and changeable levels of agitated actions. (2)Inattentiveness - Distracted, unfocused, unable to complete activities. (3)Impulsivity - Acts hastily, without thinking of what could happen as a result. While most children and adults may occasionally behave in ways that seem hyperactive, inattentive, and impulsive, it is the intensity and consistency of this sort of behavior that could result in an ADHD diagnosis. According to several international studies, ADHD has a genetic link. In addition, there are environmental factors, and dietary concerns that many researchers believe increase the risk and in many cases, worsens the symptoms. Refined sugar, artificial sweeteners, and chemical food additives, nutritional deficiencies, preservatives and food allergies are all causes of ADD/ADHD.
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