Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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    • The US Food and Drug and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a shortage of Adderall, medication used to treat Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

    About ADHD 

    • It is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. 
    • It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood.
    •  Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking about what the result will be), or be overly active.
    • Many adults remain undiagnosed, and symptoms can cause difficulty at work, home or relationships. 
    • Treatments : In most cases, ADHD is best treated with a combination of behavior therapy and medication
      • Adderall is the brand name for the formulation that consists of a combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine. It is an FDA-approved drug for the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy, a sleep condition that causes daytime sleepiness.

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