Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can affect both adults and children, but is most common in male children. ADHD symptoms that often begin in childhood include:

  • difficulty concentrating
  • difficulty sitting still
  • being forgetful
  • being easily distracted

A 2016 review of studiesTrusted Source notes that the disorder can continue into adulthood for up to half of all diagnosed children.

ADHD is usually treated through medication and behavioral therapy. Medical professionals have expressed interest in other treatment options that do not have the potential side effects seen in medications such as methylphenidate or amphetamine-based stimulants like Adderall.

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