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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

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Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) is a persistent mental health disorder of inattention and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity that impacts your functioning or development. This disorder is characterized by the presence of persistent symptoms (at least 6 months), to a degree that is inconsistent with your developmental level. These symptoms have a negative impact on your social, family, academic or professional life and quality of life.

Symptoms of inattention

Symptoms of inattention include making careless mistakes (e.g., often forgetting appointments and important everyday objects) or having difficulty sustaining attention at work. You have a tendency to go too fast, not to go through with a task and you have difficult managing social and professional obligations. You often have difficulty organizing your work and activities, often avoid doing tasks that require sustained mental effort and are easily distracted. It is often said that you do not seem to listen when spoken to.

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