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Hyperactivity

Hyperactivity can be described as a physical state in which a person is abnormally and easily excitable or exuberant.

Strong emotional reactions, impulsive behavior, and a short span of attention are also typical for a hyperactive person.

Some individuals may show these characteristics naturally, as personality differs from person to person.

Nonetheless, when hyperactivity starts to become a problem for the person or others, it may be classified as a medical disorder.

The slang term "hyper" is used to describe someone who is in a hyperactive state.

There was a great deal of focus on Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder as a cause of hyperactivity.

Other conditions can cause it as well.

Normal young children can be very lively and have short attention spans.

Normal teenagers can also appear hyperactive; puberty can cause it.

Children who are bored, are suffering from mental conflict, or are having problems at home - which may even include sexual abuse - can be hyperactive.

The disorder has a large range of effects on children.

Some have learning disabilities, while others may be very gifted, or both.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Hyperactivity", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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