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Kid's Early TV = Poor Attention Later

Medical Author: William C. Shiel, Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Medical Editor: Frederick Hecht, MD. FAAP, FACMG

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) refers to a family of related chronic neurobiological disorders that interfere with an individual's capacity to regulate activity level (hyperactivity), inhibit behavior (impulsivity), and attend to tasks (inattention) in developmentally appropriate ways. The core symptoms of ADHD include:

  • an inability to sustain attention and concentration,
  • developmentally inappropriate levels of activity,
  • distractibility, and
  • impulsivity.

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