attention deficit disordereducation dictionary

<learning theory> A term frequently used to describe the academic and behavioural problems of children who have a severe difficulty focusing and maintaining attention.

It can often lead to learning and behaviour problems at home, school, and work.

Synonyms: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Acronym: ADD

(09 Mar 2006)

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attention deficit disordermedical dictionary

An inability to control behaviour due to difficulty in processing neural stimuli.

(12 Dec 1998)