attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

noun
variants: or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Definition of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

: attention deficit disorder abbreviation ADHD

Examples of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her son Tom is a handful, often acting out and refusing to take the medication he’s been rigidly prescribed for his apparent attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Guy Lodge, Variety, 10 Nov. 2021 King had been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, depression and bipolar disorder, and had been hospitalized against his will for mental health reasons seven times. orlandosentinel.com, 9 Nov. 2021 Another condition linked to suicide in Black youth is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Melinda Wenner Moyer, Scientific American, 29 Sep. 2021 Another group of children who may benefit from melatonin, Breuner said, are children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, who are on stimulants to help them with school during the day. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 22 Mar. 2021 Longoria said her daughter, identified as JR in the lawsuit, has asthma, a growth hormone deficiency and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and needs in-person instruction to succeed in school. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 19 Aug. 2021 In addition to a flurry of new weight-loss drugs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently authorized prescribing an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drug to treat binge-eating disorder. Kristina Fiore And John Fauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2021 Mom needs to talk to her pediatrician about the possibility that her son has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 7 Sep. 2021 Mom needs to talk to her pediatrician about the possibility that her son has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. cleveland, 7 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

1987, in the meaning defined above

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“Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/attention%20deficit%20hyperactivity%20disorder. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

noun
variants: or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Medical Definition of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

: attention deficit disorder Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is the most common pediatric psychiatric condition, estimated to affect 2 percent to 9 percent of American children, mostly boys.— Susan Gilbert, The New York Times, 16 Sept. 1997 … the drug that has come to symbolize our particular predicaments is Ritalin, the widely prescribed treatment for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or attention-deficit disorder, as it is more popularly known.— Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker, 15 Feb. 1999 Discoveries in neuroscience are reinforcing a growing consensus that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as it is officially known, is not just a set of behavior problems but a biologically based disorder of brain function.Harvard Mental Health Letter, February 2006 abbreviation ADHD

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