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    1. How Common Is ADHD?

      You may hear more now about ADHD than ever, but just how common is it? That's hard to say exactly, because researchers have used different techniques to answer that question. Many reports estimate that anywhere from 5% to 8% of school-age kids have the disorder. But the CDC now puts it at 11%. Some

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    2. Can You Treat ADHD Without Drugs?

      "Your child has ADHD." For most families, that means the beginning of a long trek through the world of pharmaceuticals. Medications are the top treatment for ADHD, and they're effective for 80% of kids with the disorder. But many parents worry about side effects and want to exhaust every other optio

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    3. What's the Right ADHD Medication for Your Child?

      When Wendy's pediatrician first suggested she have her son tested for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), the Florida mom was skeptical. He was 7, and he didn't bounce off the walls or misbehave like other children she knew with the disorder. But his teachers were concerned about his in

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    4. What's It Really Like to Have ADHD?

      Duane Gordon was a project manager at a firm in Montreal when his boss asked him to run the Monday morning meeting. "I was excited because this was obviously a test of [whether] I could eventually be groomed for taking over the department," he recalls. That discussion took place on Friday afternoon.

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    5. Do Girls Get ADHD?

      Mary Adams, a 13-year-old from Orange County, CA, has always struggled in school. She’s shy, quiet, and often daydreams in class. Whether doing math homework or reading a novel, she needs double the time of her peers. But for many years, her teachers didn’t notice she was falling behind. “They said,

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    6. Sleep and Adult ADHD

      Everyone wants to get a good night's sleep. But when you have ADHD, it can be a challenge. Sleep problems often go hand in hand with ADHD. And when you don't sleep well, you can have more trouble with your focus. First, work with your doctor to find and treat any problems outside of your ADHD that m

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    7. Adult ADHD: Tips to Curb Impulsive Speech

      When you have ADHD, it may feel like you can’t help what you’re going to say. Talking impulsively is a symptom, but there are ways to keep yourself in check and avoid embarrassment. With ADHD, it can be hard to pick up on social cues. So you have to make an extra effort to figure out what's going on

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    8. ADHD: 7 Life Skills Your Child Needs to Master

      Most adults take life skills for granted. You know when to wake up for work, when to take medication, and how to balance your checkbook. Yet to a teen with ADHD, those tasks can be huge hurdles. Kids with ADHD tend to be much slower to develop skills needed to organize, plan, and prioritize than the

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    9. ADHD, Food Dyes, and Additives

      Are you thinking about cutting dyes and other additives from your child’s diet to try to improve ADHD symptoms? It can be a challenge. Will it work? Will your child even eat the foods that are part of his new diet? Before you give it a try, you should know a few things about the link between food co

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    10. 8 Tips to Pick a School for Your Child With ADHD

      From kindergarten through grade 12, the average American student spends 2,340 days in school. That's a lot of time! No wonder you want to pick a positive place for your child to learn. School can also be a major factor in the long-term success of a child with ADHD. Whether you’re looking for the rig

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