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ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a common neurobehavioral disorder that starts in childhood. In this guide, you'll learn about its symptoms, causes, and treatments, and get tips for living with ADHD.

ADHD Facts

Get the facts about the disorder that affects about 11% of children and 4% of adults in the U.S.

Definitions of common ADHD terms.

Did you know some adults with ADHD can focus to the extreme? Here's how to sort facts from myths about adult ADHD.

Get the story behind the statistics on ADHD.

What is executive function, and why does it matter to people with ADHD?

Adult ADHD can affect work, relationships and other aspects of your life.

These 11 famous people have achieved success despite – or because of – their ADHD.

Causes

Learn what role genetics, the environment, and watching TV may play in causing ADHD.

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