Attention deficit

Your child (or you, if you are an adult) has a serious problem with inattention, hyperactivity or both. Since these behaviours are normal during certain ages or circumstances, they should only count as evidence of a disorder if they cause serious problems, are persistent and started early (before the age of 12 years old).

Serious problems with attention are associated with a variety of mental health issues like depression, substance abuse, relationship problems, to name just a few. Early identification of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) in children might prevent mislabeling the child as lazy, unintelligent or badly behaved, and improve academic achievement and self-esteem.