attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

[ uh-ten-shuhn def-uh-sit hahy-per-ak-tiv-i-tee dis-awr-der ]

noun

Origin of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

1
First recorded in 1985–90

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British Dictionary definitions for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

noun
  1. a form of attention deficit disorder in which hyperactivity is a prominent symptom: Abbreviation: ADHD

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Scientific definitions for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

  1. A syndrome of disordered behavior, usually diagnosed in childhood, characterized by a persistent pattern of impulsiveness, inattentiveness, and sometimes hyperactivity that interferes with academic, occupational, or social performance. Also called attention deficit disorder

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