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What is executive function deficit?

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Executive function is a set of mental skills that make sure things get done. Someone with an executive function deficit has a hard time planning or starting tasks and seeing them through. People with ADHD often have this deficit.

From: Glossary of ADHD Terms WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder Information Page."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

Familydoctor.org: "Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

News release, Pfizer.

Understood: “Understanding Executive Function Issues.”

Additude: "Executive-Function Deficits in Children.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 1, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder Information Page."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

Familydoctor.org: "Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

News release, Pfizer.

Understood: “Understanding Executive Function Issues.”

Additude: "Executive-Function Deficits in Children.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 1, 2019

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