Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a relatively widespread mental disorder that affects both children and adults.
Apart from its common symptoms (inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity), it also causes significant functional impairment, which may lead to a considerable decrease in a patients’ potential for personal and professional development.
Hyperkinetic disorder ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is now a well-known neurobehavioral disorder. In the past, this malfunction was referred to as minimal brain dysfunction (MBD) and assumed to be a kind of brain damage that occurred during intrauterine development, childbirth or infancy. It was believed babies would grow out of the condition
Today, it has been proven that ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder when the brain matures differently. The cause is in most cases genetic or innate. The disorder affects the prefrontal cerebral cortex and its connection with other subcortical brain structures. The whole brain is smaller in volume, and differences also occur in the structure of several brain regions.
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