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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Author(s): Vijaya laxmi. Chiluka, Dr. David Banji, Dr. Otilia Banji, Murali. Sollu, Swetha. Merugu

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder which occurs during childhood and persists into adult hood. It is the most common emotional, cognitive and behavioral disorder which is highly heritable and a neurological disorder characterized by Inattention, Hyper activity and Impulsivity. It is a disruptive disorder whose etiology and pathogenesis are poorly under stood, and a multi factorial disorder for which the factors like dietary, environmental, genetic, psychosocial factors contribute to the development of the disorder. It is a chronic disorder which is diagnosed by DSM-IV-TR and is highly responsive to stimulant medication.