Finding out exactly what is causing behavioural problems can be difficult, since symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may also be caused by other problems. The main symptoms of ADHD-inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness-may also result from:
In order to best treat symptoms of ADHD, a doctor must carefully investigate these other possibilities as a contributor to or cause of behaviour problems.
When symptoms are primarily a result of ADHD, they develop early in life (before the age of 7) and get worse when school demands are placed on the child. Symptoms of ADHD can be expected to continue into adulthood.
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ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineThomas M. Bailey, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerLouis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
Current as ofJuly 26, 2016
Current as of: July 26, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Thomas M. Bailey, MD - Family Medicine & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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