A mental health condition with a short attention span, hyperactivity and socio-occupational dysfunction.
If you’re experiencing new, severe, or persistent symptoms, contact a health care provider.
Untreated ADHD may cause many mental and physical problems that can strain relationships and affect the productivity of the affected individual. The common symptoms include:
- Lack of focus
- Poor time management skills
- Fits of rage
- Lack of motivation
- Restlessness and anxiety
- Poor selfimage
- Relationship issues
The exact cause is unknown. The factors known to trigger the condition include:
- Genetics: ADHD could be hereditary, and studies show genes may play a role
- Environment: Certain environmental factors such as exposure to lead as a child
- Problems during development: Problems with the central nervous system at certain times of development