Attention Deficit Disorders, Hyperactivity & Associated Disorders

A Handbook for Parents & Professionals

Seventh Edition, Revised
July 2007

by Wendy S. Coleman, M.D.

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What is an Attention Deficit Disorder?

Attention deficit disorder (called ADD for short) is a term used to describe a pattern of behaviors found together in a significant number of children and adults. Like other disorders, ADD is associated with mild, moderate, and severe problems. The behavioral characteristics of ADD include short attention span, trouble concentrating, distractibility, and poor impulse control. Hyperactivity may also be present in some children, but not all children with ADD are hyperactive.

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Teacher
Author of How to Reach and Teach ADD/ADHD Children; Practical Techniques, Strategies, and Interventions for Helping Children with Attention Problems and Hyperactivity in the Classroom

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Rhode Island

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Child Psychiatrist
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