Attention deficit disorder or ADD for short is a condition that is psychosomatic and it is mostly seen to be a problem with learning as well as disorders related to behavior, and it is mostly diagnosed as a problem with children though it is more commonly found to affect male infants than females. In fact, attention deficit disorder is known to begin during childhood though it can even affect a person in his or her adult years, and it is characterized with anti-social behavior, which however are absent in children suffering from the problem.
The common symptoms of attention deficit disorder in children include being inattentive and behaving impulsively and sometimes when the condition becomes hyperactive, there is difficulty felt in doing homework, or even conducting a conversation, and affected persons generally take risks and thus are more liable to get injured accidentally. Inattentiveness that is a common symptom of attention deficit disorder can lead to committing careless mistakes and it also results in not being able to complete given tasks as well as not being a good listener and generally suffering from forgetfulness in the daily routines.
There are other symptoms as well that include being impulsive and frequently interrupting conversations and not being patient as well a saying the answer prior to even the question being completed. And, in adults, attention deficit disorder leads to taking of risks while also being careless as well as impulsive and not being able to manage time too well. In addition, their lives are generally without a structure and there is also little if any self-control or even self-motivation.
The worst part about attention deficit disorder is the difficulty in diagnosing the problem and even providing proper treatment is difficult, especially because there are accompanying mood disorders and even other follies are committed such as substance abuse and psychological disorders. At one time, the medical fraternity thought that the condition that affected children as also adolescents would soon disappear once the person became an adult, though now it is known that if the condition is not treated in time, it can lead to further problems for the person affected as well as his/her family.
Thus, there is need for a person suffering from attention deficit disorder to get timely medical attention and not leave it untreated thinking that it will soon disappear because that is not the case. Seeking immediate medical help will put the affected person less at risk of doing something that will later be regretted, and given that people with this condition will often take to doing risky things, it must be brought under control at the earliest.