Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects children and teens and can continue into adulthood. ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder of children. Children with ADHD may be hyperactive and unable control their impulses. Or they may have trouble paying attention. These behaviors interfere with school and home life.
It’s more common in boys than in girls. It’s usually discovered during the early school years, when a child begins to have problems paying attention.
Executive function is a set of mental skills that help you get things done. These skills are controlled by an area of the brain called the frontal lobe.
Executive function helps you:
Plan and organize
Avoid saying or doing the wrong thing
Do things based on your experience
When executive function isn’t working as it should, your behavior is less controlled. This can affect your ability to:
Work or go to s...