Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
It occurs in about 3% of school age children. Males are more often affected than girls (6-8 times). The onset occurs before the age 7 and a large majority of patients exhibit symptoms by the 4th year of age.
1) Difficulty in sitting still at one place for long.
2) Talking excessively.
3) Interference in other people’s activities.
4) Acting before thinking.
5) Difficulty in waiting for turn at work or play.
6) Failing to finish the things once started.
7) Shifting from one uncompleted activity to another.
Doesn’t seem to listen.
9) Easily distracted by external stimuli.
10) Often loses things.
A large majority (80%) of patients improve on their own by puberty.
A few (15-20%) may have symptoms even in adulthood.