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Dear NP,

My daughter struggled through school last year. Due to COVID, she was homeschooled for several months and I am worried about her focus. What are the signs of ADHD? M. L.

Dear M. L.,

ADHD stands for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and can be a major problem for children and adults alike. Over six million children are diagnosed with ADHD every year, so it is far from a rare problem.

However, many of the stereotypical behaviors of ADHD are things that all lively, energetic children do from time to time. So, it can be difficult to know when what you’re observing constitutes...

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