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attention deficit disorder

n
(Pathology) a disorder, particularly of children, characterized by excessive activity and inability to concentrate on one task for any length of time. Abbreviation: ADD
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atten′tion def`icit disor`der


n.
1. a condition, usu. in children, marked by inattentiveness, dreaminess, and passivity.
2. (no longer in technical use) attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
[1980–85]
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at·ten·tion deficit disorder

(ə-tĕn′shən)
A condition whose symptoms include impulsiveness and a short attention span. It is usually diagnosed in childhood and can interfere with performance at school, in the workplace, and in social situations. ♦ Attention deficit disorder in which hyperactivity is present is called attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.attention deficit disorder - a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disordersattention deficit disorder - a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders
hyperactivity - a condition characterized by excessive restlessness and movement
syndrome - a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
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Attention Deficit Disorder

n (Med) → Aufmerksamkeitsdefizit-Störung f
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With the right type of medication and/or counseling, patients can learn to manage their ADD or ADHD symptoms under the right conditions.
Stevens presents general interest readers with a guide to natural alternatives to medicating children who exhibit the symptoms of ADD or ADHD. The author has organized the twenty-two chapters that make up the main body of her text in seven parts devoted to learning more about ADD and ADHD, starting treatment with diet, important lifestyle considerations, missing nutrients, identifying a childAEs allergies and sensitivities, addressing issues in a childAEs digestive tract, and environmental hazards.
If ADD or ADHD is even remotely mentioned as a cause, it is very likely that the child will soon carry that label.
Multiple studies have shown that adults with ADD or ADHD typically have moderate to extreme difficulties in functioning at work, home, or school.