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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
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ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerLouis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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