01 Jul

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ADHD students

Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) stands as the most prevalent behavioural disorder during childhood and adolescence, impacting roughly 3% to 5% of children before the age of seven.

This condition primarily manifests in children in their early school years and throughout puberty, with many patients exhibiting improvement as they grow older.

While the precise cause of ADHD in most patients remains unclear, it is believed to be a complex disorder influenced by genetic predispositions and environmental factors. Notably, specific causes such as trauma and brain infections have been identified in some cases. Genetic factors play a significant role in ADHD, particularly in the fathers of children with hyperactivity, yet environmental influences also contribute substantially to the condition's severity. ADHD is more prevalent in boys than girls, with a ratio of two to four times. Infants who experience nutritional or health issues in their first month of life or whose mothers smoked or consumed alcohol during pregnancy are at an increased risk of developing ADHD.