ADHD Testing Glossary of Terms

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ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Adult ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as found in the adult populati...

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American Academy of Pediatrics: AAP. Its member pediatricians "dedicate their efforts and ...

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Amphetamine: A drug that has a stimulant effect on the central nervous system that can be ...

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Anxiety: A feeling of apprehension and fear, characterized by physical symptoms such as pa...

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: A disorder in which a person is unable to contro...

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Bipolar disorder: A mood disorder sometimes called manic-depressive illness or manic-depr...

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Cognitive: Having to do with thought, judgment, or knowledge.

Diagnosis: 1 The nature of a disease; the identification of an illness. 2 A ...

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EEG: Electroencephalogram.

Electroencephalogram: A technique for studying the electrical currents within the brain. E...

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FDA: Food and Drug Administration.

Hyperactivity: A higher than normal level of activity. An organ can be described as hyper...

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Impulsivity: Inclined to act on impulse rather than thought. People who are overly impulsi...

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Liver: The largest solid organ in the body, situated in the upper part of the abdomen on t...

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Liver disease: Liver disease refers to any disorder of the liver. The liver is a large org...

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Objective: In a microscope, the objective (also called the objective lens) is the lens nea...

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Pediatrics: The field of medicine that is concerned with the health of infants, children, ...

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Psychiatric: Pertaining to or within the purview of psychiatry, the medical specialty conc...

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Psychiatrist: A physician who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of m...

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Radiologic: Having to do with radiology.

Symptom: Any subjective evidence of disease. In contrast, a sign is objective. Blood comin...

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Therapy: The treatment of disease. Therapy is synonymous with treatment.

Thyroid: 1. The thyroid gland. Also, pertaining to the thyroid gland. 2. A p...

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