Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

In humans, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, refers to a mental condition that has to do with high levels of distractability, impulsivity, and hyperactivity in children (and adults) that, for example, affects their performance in school (Watson & Breedlove, 2018).


Watson, N., & Breedlove, M. (2018). The Mind’s Machine—Foundations of Brain and Behavior. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.