Definition of hyperactivity
1 : the state or condition of being overly active Canada geese are disarmingly expressive. … They disdain the frantic hyperactivity of smaller birds. — Benjamin B. Bachman
2 : increased levels of function or activity especially when considered abnormally excessive She had developed delusions of invincibility, along with bouts of hyperactivity and severe insomnia. — Per Ola and Emily D'Aulaire; especially : higher than usual levels of movement and activity (such as excessive talking or fidgeting) typically associated with attention deficit disorder An estimated 1 in 50 school-age children in the United States, receive stimulant medication to help quell inattentiveness and hyperactivity. — Christine Mlot
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Scarlet has been diagnosed with a mild intellectual disability, reactive attachment disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Haylee, 21, is diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Earlier research found that chronic pain is coupled with alterations and hyperactivity in a pain-processing region of mammalian brains called the primary somatosensory cortex, or S1.
Even small amounts of lead poisoning in children can lower intelligence and result in poor academic performance, aggressive behavior and hyperactivity, according to health officials.
After Hanna-Attisha saw that the lead levels in babies and children up to age 6 (the most vulnerable to the debilitating effects of lead poisoning, including nerve damage, cognitive issues and behavioral problems such as hyperactivity) had doubled—
Her son has autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.
Among the learning disabilities considered in the report released last month are dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
ADHD is a chronic condition marked by symptoms such as hyperactivity, impulsive behavior and difficulty sustaining attention.
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