Finding out exactly what is causing behavioral problems can be difficult,
since symptoms of
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may
also be caused by other problems. The main symptoms of ADHD—inattention,
hyperactivity, and impulsiveness—may also result from:
In order to best treat symptoms of ADHD, a doctor must
carefully investigate these other possibilities as a contributor to or cause of
When symptoms are primarily a result of ADHD,
they develop early in life (before the age of 7) and get worse when school
demands are placed on the child. Symptoms of ADHD can be expected to continue
February 2, 2012
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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