Everyone gets distracted occasionally, but if you have real trouble with impulsive behavior, or an inability to pay attention or sit still, you could have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Can medication help prevent impulsive and dangerous decision making?
You may consider medication, talk therapy, or lifestyle changes
Once diagnosed, most people respond quickly to treatment
Family history, mother's habits during pregnancy seem to play a role
Hyperactivity may not be the defining symptom
Mentally and physically challenging activity may help treat symptoms
Find out whether you have the telltale signs
Examining the effect of ADHD on relationships
Consider this drug if others cause bothersome side effects
In studies, these drugs help about 70% of patients