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Glossary

Welcome to the Glossary section of our Knowledge Base! As you navigate our resources, you might come across terms or phrases specific to ADHD, the Kaleidoscope Society, or other areas. To make your journey smoother, we've compiled a list of these terms and their definitions. Dive in and let's demystify those terms together!
Glossary
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ADHD
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. A neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by persistent patterns of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.
Chatbot
A software application designed to simulate human conversation. It can interact with a user in a natural language like English.
Coexisting Conditions
Other medical conditions that can occur along with ADHD. Common coexisting conditions include mood disorders, anxiety, and learning disabilities.
Executive Function
Cognitive processes that regulate, control, and manage other cognitive processes, such as planning, working memory, attention, problem solving, verbal reasoning, inhibition, mental flexibility, and task switching.
Hyperfocus
A common experience among individuals with ADHD where they become intensely focused on a task to the exclusion of all else.
Kaleidoscope Society
An organization dedicated to empowering women with ADHD and raising awareness through shared stories and resources.
Neurodiversity
A concept that neurological differences like ADHD and autism are the result of normal, natural variation in the human genome.
Neurotypical
A term used to describe individuals whose neurological development and functioning are consistent with what's typically expected. It's often used as a contrast to neurodivergent individuals, like those with ADHD or autism.
Stimulant Medication
A type of medication commonly prescribed to treat ADHD. It helps increase attention and decrease impulsiveness and hyperactivity.
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