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Problems Focusing

Created on August 5, 2017. Last updated on March 6th, 2024 at 04:51 pm

Inattention and Hyperactivity (ADHD) logoMany children have short attention spans and can sometimes be hyperactive or excited.  However, if your child often has issues focusing on tasks, appears to be too hyperactive or impulsive, and often has difficulties at home, during school, or with other children, this may be a sign of one of the disorders below. You can read about each disorder and the known effective treatments by following the links below.

If you have questions about your child’s behavior or symptoms, please seek the advice of a clinical child and adolescent psychologist. You can find a directory here.


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Evidence-based Services Committee of Hawaii