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His behavior makes sense now that we understand he suffers from ADHD.
  a mental illness characterized by an impaired ability to regulate activity level (hyperactivity), attend to tasks (inattention), and inhibit behavior (impulsivity)
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ADHD attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
For a diagnosis of ADHD, the behaviors must appear before an individual reaches age seven, continue for at least six months, be more frequent than in other children of the same age, and cause impairment in at least two areas of life (school, home, work, or social function).
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  • His behavior makes sense now that we understand he suffers from ADHD.
  • So much happened at once that only an ADHD demigod could have kept track.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • We get a lot of kids here with ADHD and dyslexia.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • I mean, I’m ADHD and dys-lexic, like most half-bloods, so I’d never done that great in regular schools even before they kicked me out.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters

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  • They were pretty depressing, and my ADHD brain did not like concentrating on depressing stuff.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • His ADHD did that to him sometimes.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • (Twelve years later, he remembers the day as one long, harrowing session of trying to arrange colored blocks into particular shapes.) When it was over, Anderson, then twenty, received a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • The school counselor told me this was part of the ADHD, my brain misinterpreting things.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Even if you were an impulsive ADHD kid like me, he wouldn’t give you any slack.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • Drinks it with three times the normal sugar, and he’s already ADHD—you know, attention deficit/hyperactive.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune

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  • Even by demigod standards, Leo was seriously ADHD.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • FRANK WAS NO EXPERT ON GHOSTS, but the dead legionnaires must have all been demigods, because they were totally ADHD.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • If only ADHD and dyslexia were my biggest worries.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • What’s that on your neck? I asked, which was probably a rude question, but you can blame my ADHD.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • And the ADHD-you’re impulsive, can’t sit still in the classroom.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Probably ADHD, too.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • "ADHD," Percy said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • I’m ADHD, man.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Percy didn’t believe it because she always made excellent grades, but like most demigods, she was ADHD.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • I figured Pandora had been completely ADHD, like me.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • What I did next was so impulsive and dangerous I should’ve been named ADHD poster child of the year.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • There were several thousand things to look at, most of them in motion, but one good aspect of being an ADHD demigod was that Percy was comfortable with chaos.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Being ADHD and all, I could not have done that.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Once again, nothing like ADHD and a good fight to the death to make time fly.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Percy tried to think about the quest, but for an ADHD kid like him, the train wasn’t the easiest place to concentrate.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • The ADHD part of me wondered, off-task, whether the rest of his clothes were made the same way.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • I now understood what Annabeth had said about ADHD keeping you alive in battle.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Mr. D (Dionysus) Camp Director, Olympian Council #12 That’s another thing about ADHD.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • The silence was heavy, and for so many ADHD demigods to sit still listening for that long, Jason knew the story must have sounded pretty wild.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Leo’s ADHD," Piper said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Hazel cursed herself Luckily for her, Frank spoke up: "I wish I was ADHD or dyslexic.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
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Associated words [difficulty]:   ADHD [9] , paranoid [2] , paranoid [2] , psychopathic [4] , post-traumatic stress (PTSD) [5] , hypochondria [6] , narcissism [6] , sociopathic [6] , passive-aggressive [8] , schizoid [8] , antisocial personality disorder [9] , free-floating anxiety [9]
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