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  1. ADHD and Risky Behavior in Adults

    If someone you care about has ADHD, you might have noticed her acting in certain ways that upset you, other people, or even herself. Her actions could be linked to ADHD. Not every adult with ADHD has risky behavior, but many do. Why? Research shows that people with ADHD often have lower levels of ce

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  2. Risky Behavior and Teens With ADHD

    The teenage years can be tough for kids. But for teens with ADHD, they can be especially hard. If your child has ADHD, you might notice he does certain things that upset you, himself, or other people. You might even realize he does things that are unsafe. Know that this is normal. “Risky behavior is

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  3. When It's Not Just ADHD

    You’ve been told your child has ADHD. But you’re not sure about the diagnosis or if that’s all that’s going on. What should you do?  Let your doctor know, because it’s common for children with the disorder to have another condition at the same time. "Don't assume everything going on is the ADHD," sa

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  4. How to Recognize ADHD Symptoms at Every Age

    Think your child may have ADHD? Think you might? Symptoms vary, and no two people are alike. Only an expert can say for sure. But there are clues at every age. There are three types of ADHD: Hyperactive-impulsive Inattentive A combination of both Each has different symptoms, and they can change with

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  5. Teens, Driving, and ADHD

    Parents of teenagers with ADHD have more to think about before their child gets behind the wheel of a car. Young adults with the disorder have as many as four times the number of accidents as those who don’t have the condition. That's cause for concern, but it doesn't mean you need to keep your kid

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  6. Disciplining a Child With ADHD

    If your child has ADHD, should you use different tactics to discipline him than you'd use with your other children? The answer might surprise you. "ADHD is a challenge, not necessarily an excuse for kids," says Steven L. Pastyrnak, PhD, division chief of pediatric psychology at the Helen DeVos Child

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  7. Aging and ADHD

    ADHD doesn't just affect kids or young adults. If you're an older adult who often feels distracted and disorganized and struggles to complete tasks, it may be worth finding out if you've been living with undiagnosed ADHD. "I have patients in their 50s, 60s, and early 70s who were never diagnosed bef

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  8. ADHD Drug Holidays: Should Your Kid Get One?

    Are you considering giving your child weekends off or even a summer-long break from ADHD medications? It may work just fine. Your child may regain his appetite and catch up on his growth (some ADHD drugs may slow a child's height and weight gains). Then again, a so-called medication vacation may unl

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  9. How to Handle Behavior Problems in Kids With ADHD

    You may not be in the classroom when your child acts up or tunes out, but you can still help. A good relationship with your child's teacher, along with planning and practice at home, can turn around behavior problems at school. Your kid will be a lot happier, and so will you and the teacher. If your

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  10. How Sports Can Help Kids With ADHD

    Sports are a key part of many children's lives, and there's no reason they shouldn't be for kids with ADHD. Little research exists about the benefits of sports for kids with ADHD. Doctors often field parents' questions on the subject, though. The answer? Get in the game. Sports and ADHD are a winnin

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