Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects children and teens and can sometimes continue into adulthood. ADHD is known to be the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder of children. Children with ADHD may be hyperactive and unable to control their own impulses. Or they may have problems paying attention. These behaviors interfere with both school and home life.
ADHD is more common in boys than in girls. It’s usually discovered during their early years of school, when a child starts to have problems paying attention. Adults with ADHD may have problems managing their time, being organized, setting some goals, and holding down a job. They may also have problems with relationships, self-esteem and addictions.