What does ADHD stand for?

Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD stands for "Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder," one of the most common childhood disorders in the United States. Health professionals and parents primarily use ADHD, replacing the ADD acronym.

Medical professionals commonly diagnose ADHD in children aged 4 to 17. Children with ADHD are typically distracted easily, forgetful, do not give close attention to details in school, ignore speakers, do not follow instructions, and have trouble with organization. Kids with ADHD may also avoid tasks that require extended periods of mental effort and consistently lose important things such as wallets, keys, phones, etc.


I think I have ADHD, it's hard for me to pay attention to Mr. Brown
No, u r just human, any normal human would have trouble listening to him
ADHD meme on Twitter
ADHD meme on Twitter

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Updated April 26, 2022

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