hyperactivity hyperactivity  /ˌhaɪ pə ræk ˈtɪ vɪ ti/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a condition characterized by excessive restlessness and movement

Usage(s):

  1. A new British study finds the clearest evidence yet that common food colorings and preservatives can trigger hyperactivity in normal children.
  2. Research confirms a long-suspected link between hyperactivity and food additives.
  3. Montplaisir's group found more hyperactivity even among youngsters who started out as short-sleepers but had normalized their sleeping patterns by preschool age, to 10 hours a night.

News

  1. Senator Asks New York Colleges to Tighten Control on “Study Drugs”

    U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York is asking colleges in his state to tighten restrictions on attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder drugs used by students to increase their focus, known as “study drugs.”
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Join Together Online

  2. Schumer calls for tighter control of attention deficit disorder prescriptions on college campuses

    Colleges have seen an uptick in students requesting attention deficit (and hyperactivity) disorder medications as exam time nears
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Post-Standard

  3. Does your child really have ADHD?

    It is one of the most common diagnosis for children, ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WABC-TV New York

Quotes

  1. "I feel that we started with something very general like fear, separation anxiety, hyperactivity and obsession/fixation with this first game, but I would like to move into advanced games down the line once people understand more about animal...
    on Feb 26, 2009 By: Cesar Millan Source: Reuters

  2. "It's not that the food dyes are the underlying cause of ADHD or hyperactivity, but if a kid is predisposed to it then the dyes can trigger outbursts and behavioral outbursts," said Michael Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Michael Jacobson Source: WDIV Detroit

  3. "I think we've sort of accomplished a lot with the couple moves," Beane said. "We've got a lot of the winter to go. There will be a certain amount of hyperactivity."
    on Dec 6, 2006 By: Billy Beane Source: ESPN

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