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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • By: Debra A. Willsie
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, also known as ADHD, is a relatively common behavioral disorder affecting 3 to 7 percent of the school-age population. It is a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that is not typically observed in individuals ...

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