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  1. 8 Tips for Talking With Your Child About ADHD

    Talking with your child about his ADHD isn't always easy. But it's important to do, and it goes better if you keep it productive and positive. "I have two children with ADHD, so I can speak from experience here," says Terry Dickson, MD, director of the Behavioral Medicine Clinic of NW Michigan, and

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  2. ADHD and Your Child's Future Career

    All types of workers come to Michele Novotni’s office for help with their job concerns: musicians, teachers, truck drivers, TV reporters, salespeople, and even an opera singer. They all have something in common: ADHD. Novotni, a psychologist and coach who focuses on ADHD, advises them on how to mana

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  3. Teens, Driving, and ADHD

    Parents of teenagers with ADHD need to pay particular attention to the disorder when their child gets behind the wheel of a car. Young adults with attention problems chalk up as many as four times the number of accidents as those who don't have ADHD. That's cause for concern, but it doesn't mean you

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  4. Yes, Girls Get ADHD, Too

    Neil Peterson, a transportation specialist in Seattle, knew something was "not quite right" with his bright, sociable daughter Kelsey when she was in elementary school. "It took her so long to learn to read," Peterson says. "She was not hyperactive, but she had tremendous distractibility and an inab

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  5. Are Children With ADHD Gifted?

    Kids with ADHD have "gifts" -- and by helping them develop these gifts, parents give their children more control of problem behaviors, a child psychologist argues in her popular book. In The Gift of ADHD, child psychologist Lara Honos-Webb, PhD, tells parents not to focus on the disturbing words "de

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  6. Teens, ADHD, and Risky Behavior

    When teens with ADHD take reckless risks, their parents are understandably upset. But grounding the teen or yanking his driver's license can backfire. "The challenge is not to prevent a kid with ADD from doing anything else that any other adolescent would do," says UCLA pyschiatry professor Mark DeA

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  7. When Someone Questions Your Child's ADHD

    If your child has ADHD, you've likely run into people who doubt that ADHD is real, tell you that all your child really needs is a firmer hand, and, whether they mean to or not, question your skills as a parent. If it's coming from someone you're not that close to and it's really not their business,

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  8. ADHD and Video Games

    Getting sucked into a video game is easy. For kids and adults with ADHD, turning that game off can be quite difficult. Video games offer players intense, often relentless action, constant rewards, competition, and thrilling stories -- just the type of stimuli that the ADHD brain craves, and which it

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  9. 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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  10. When It's Not Just ADHD

    If your child is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) -- a common disorder that makes it difficult to pay attention, stay focused, or control behavior -- your lives can change: Your child will need medication, regular doctor visits, and therapy. You may also need to learn d

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