Are you always running late? Frequently losing your keys? Not sleeping well? You may think you're just disorganized, but there's a good chance you're suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), also called attention deficit disorder (ADD). The condition is a behavior disorder tha
There is no cure for ADHD, but medications can help control symptoms. Stimulants, which help increase a child's attention span, are the most commonly prescribed medications for ADHD. These stimulants include Ritalin (methylphenidate), Adderall (mixed salts of a single-entity amphetamine product), De
Frankie was a daydreamer, so much so that he continually frustrated teachers when he just couldn't concentrate on what they said. Both Sam and Virginia were considered "problem" kids as well, talking so incessantly in school they frequently disrupted the class. Little Tommy had so much energy he was
If you're the parent of a youngster with ADHD, you may dread the coming summer vacation. Most kids with ADHD do best in a structured environment, and summer may spell trouble for kids used to the routine of the school year. But summertime doesn't have to be a cause for worry -- though it is a cause
Feb. 12, 2001 -- Becky Stanford loved gymnastics, but she didn't stick with it because she couldn't wait her turn. She had difficulty following rigid formats like long division and essay outlines. She struggled in school and with friends. Even her Sunday school teachers dreaded having her in class.
May 22, 2000 -- Nicholas Hill was an obstinate and defiant 4-year-old. He exploded into violent rages. He yelled, screamed, and threw his toys. When his parents made reasonable requests, he seemed to take perverse pleasure in ignoring their wishes and doing exactly the opposite. "He was a 4-year-old
Few diagnoses in psychiatry have stirred up as much controversy as Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). For some critics, the label "ADHD" is merely an excuse for frustrated parents and overzealous doctors to "medicate away" a child's annoying behaviors. Other critics concede that ADHD e