Attention Deficit Disorder

Attention deficit disorder is increasingly more recognized as a neurological disorder. Sometimes it is accompanied with hyperactivity also known as ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder).

This condition is usually recognized by the parents or teachers of younger patients and children. Although everybody can have better or worse attention sometimes. When the persistent  lack of attention becomes a problem in daily activities of the individual, it  may be classified as a disorder.

Recently it was recognized that many adults also have this condition but were not usually diagnosed when they were children.

This condition usually is manifested as lack of academic or job performance, forgetfulness, difficulty with being organized or completing a task.

Neurological evaluation is necessary to rule out other possible causes of patient’s symptoms and referral to a neuro-psychologist. Prescription medication may provide excellent results if they are necessary.