Attention Deficit is a neurological condition that affects an individual’s ability to focus, pay attention, and control impulsive behaviors. Attention Deficit can occur in both children and adults and is typically diagnosed by a healthcare professional.
The condition is often referred to as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) when it includes hyperactive and impulsive behaviors. Symptoms of ADHD may include difficulty with organization, forgetfulness, being easily distracted, and difficulty following instructions. In children, hyperactivity may manifest as fidgeting or restlessness, while in adults it may present as difficulty sitting still or engaging in activities that require sustained focus.
The exact cause is unknown, but it is believed to be the result of a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Treatment options may include medication, behavioral therapy, or a combination of both. With proper diagnosis and management, individuals with can lead fulfilling lives and achieve success in school, work, and personal relationships.