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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) is a condition that affects a person’s behavior. If you have ADHD you can seem restless, may have trouble concentrating, and may act on impulse.

Example of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

  • Being easily distracted, forgetful, making careless mistakes in schoolwork, losing things,
  • Having trouble focusing, 
  • Having difficulty following instructions.
  • Excessive talking, 
  • Having trouble taking turns
  • Interrupting others, 
  • Finding it hard to sit still.

What causes attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

The exact cause of ADHD is unknown,

What can I do to manage attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

You can do the following to help you manage attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

  • Learn and read about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Stay away from drugs and alcohol
  • Replace anxious thoughts with positive ones
  • Learn how to relax
  • Eat healthily and exercise
  • Identify your triggers and try avoiding them
  • Talk to a trusted friend, adult, or family 
  • Seek help from a professional counselor 
  • Do something fun or nice for yourself
  • Spend time with people who make you feel safe and good about yourself
  • Get enough sleep
  • Don’t blame yourself. 


If you're worried about your attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, it's important to seek help as soon as possible. 

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