Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder | Depression | Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome | Other Medical Conditions
ADHD is the only condition other than narcolepsy and weight
reduction for which stimulants are currently approved by the FDA.
In children, the syndrome is manifested by very short attention
span, overactivity, irritability, poor social relations, impulsivity,
occasional angry or assaultive behavior, poor school performance,
and apparent inability to benefit from instruction or limit setting.
Some children with the syndrome have a parent with a history or
current symptoms of a similar condition. Occasional children with
the syndrome have clear evidence of central nervous system (CNS)
damage at birth or subsequently; the majority of such patients,
however, do not have "hard" neurological signs
of clearly diagnosable brain injury or abnormality.