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Attention Deficit Disorder and Learning Disorders

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

A persistent (more than 6 months) cluster of behaviors characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity with the follow ing features:

Behaviors are more frequent and more severe than occurs in most children at a comparable developmental level

Behaviors began before 7 years of age

Behaviors are manifested in two or more settings (eg, school and at home)

Behaviors cause clinically significant dysfunction in social, academic, occupational, or family function

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: DSM IV Criteria

Inattention: Six or more of the following.

Hyperactivity - Impulsivity: 6 or more of the following.