Attention Deficit: ADD and ADHD
AD(H)D-Symptoms: Inadequate Attention Control
The Attention Deficit with (ADHD) and without hyperactivity (ADD) is a name or “syndrome” for a merger of a number of symptoms. Of the three known AD(H)D symptoms inattention, impulse control weakness and hyperactivity, further symptoms such as restlessness, aggressiveness, learning difficulties, tics, general deviance from the norm, reveries, disorder, etc. may occur.
The cause of AD(H)D is not yet scientifically researched and / or verified. The most common explanation refers to a neurotransmitter deficit in the brain that triggers the symptoms. This explanation, however, is insufficiently verified to be the valid single cause. ADD and ADHD in children is diagnosed more and more frequently and the most conventional therapy is the administering of psychopharmaceutical agents such as methylphenidate, such as Ritalin ©.