Minimal brain dysfunction, also known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is the most commonly psychiatric disorder in children, affecting about 7%, and will stay with about 5% of the population into their adult life. Symptoms of ADHD are difficult to differentiate from other disorders, and many cases may be overlooked or misdiagnosed. There are two types of minimal brain dysfunction, the inattentive type, in which the child is overly distracted and cannot complete tasks, and the hyperactive-impulsive type, in which the child is restless and may have behavioral issues. ADHD is highly heritable, and the genes that are associated with this disorder include DAT1, DRD4, DRD5, 5HTT, HTR1B, and SNAP25. Treatments for minimal brain dysfunction are usually in the form of medical stimulants, but there are occasionally adverse reactions to the medication, such as psychosis and mania. ADHD is a serious disorder in terms of education, as less than 5% of diagnosed individuals in the US get a college degree.
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