Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioral symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. It is a neurodevelopmental condition that is diagnosed in childhood, before the child is twelve years old, and often lasts till adulthood. The symptoms can last from mild to severe and can cause trouble at home, school, and with friends.

However, individuals with ADHD tend to be highly creative and the high energy levels can enable them to do anything they set their minds to.

People with ADHD of all ages are more likely to have problems with social skills, such as social interaction and forming and maintaining friendships.

Warning Signs of ADHD

  • Have difficulty getting along with others
  • Make careless mistakes or take unnecessary risks
  • Squirm or fidget
  • Has difficulty waiting for his or her turn
  • Does not follow directions or finish tasks