What is ADHD & What Causes ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD refers to a certain pattern of problems in attention, impulsivity and hyperactivity occurring together. ADHD affects the behavior and development of a child. Three to five of every hundred children have some form of ADHD. ADHD occurs four times more often in boys than in girls. In addition to academics, social skills and friendships are also affected by ADHD. The symptoms can often be treated quite effectively.
The specific cause of ADHD is not known, but research shows that both genetics as well as social and physical environments together cause it. It is thought that if someone in your family has ADHD, it is more likely that you child will have it as well.