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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. ADHD and Risky Behavior in Adults

    Everyone takes risks now and then. But if you have ADHD and it’s not being treated, risky behavior can be more the norm. That can interfere with jobs, relationships -- life in general. People with ADHD often have “a serious impulse control problem,” says Russell A. Barkley, PhD. He's a clinical prof

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  7. How to Recognize ADHD Symptoms at Every Age

    Think your child may have ADHD? Think you might? There are clues at every age. But symptoms vary, and only an expert can say for sure. ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. There are three types of it: Hyperactivity-impulsivity Inattention A combination of both Each has different

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  8. Treating Adult ADHD

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a childhood condition that can last into adulthood in about one-third of cases. If you've been diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, chances are good that your doctor has prescribed a medication -- typically a stimulant -- and suggested cognitive behavio

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  9. ADHD: 7 Life Skills Your Child May Need to Master

    Most adults take life skills for granted, like knowing when to wake up for work or take medication and how to balance their checkbook. Yet to a teen with ADHD, those tasks can become huge hurdles. Kids with ADHD tend to be much slower than their peers to develop skills needed to organize, plan, and

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  10. When Your Child's ADHD Affects Your Relationship

    Building and sustaining a healthy relationship with your spouse or partner takes work. When you have a child with ADHD, balancing his or her needs with the attention your marriage deserves is critical if both are going to thrive. "Anytime you have a child with a condition like ADHD that impacts his

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