Definition of Attention deficit disorder

1. Noun. A condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders.




Definition of Attention deficit disorder

1. Noun. A syndrome formerly thought to affect children only, but now known to also affect adults, that is characterized by frequent, chronic distractibility, and either inattentiveness or hyperactivity (fidgeting). ¹

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Medical Definition of Attention deficit disorder

1. An inability to control behaviour due to difficulty in processing neural stimuli. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Attention deficit disorder

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1. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: State of the Science, Best Practicesby James Richard Cooper, Peter S. Jensen by James Richard Cooper, Peter S. Jensen (2002)
"attention deficit disorder and methylphenidate: Normalization mates, clinical effectiveness and response prediction in 76 children. ..."

2. California Special Education Programs: A Composite of Lawsby Paul D. Hinkle by Paul D. Hinkle (1995)
"(a) A pupil whose educational performance is adversely affected by a suspected or diagnosed attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity ..."

3. Drug Abuse Prevention Through Family Interventions edited by Rebecca S. Ashery, Elizabeth B. Robertson, Karol L. Kumpfer (2000)
"Moffitt, TE Juvenile delinquency and attention deficit disorder: Boys' developmental trajectories from age 3 to age 15. Child Dev 61:893-910, 1990. ..."

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