Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects children and teens and can continue into adulthood. ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder of children. Children with ADHD may be hyperactive and unable control their impulses. Or they may have trouble paying attention. These behaviors interfere with school and home life.
It’s more common in boys than in girls. It’s usually discovered during the early school years, when a child begins to have problems paying attention.
National Resource Center on ADHD This center calls itself “the nation’s clearinghouse for the latest evidence-based information on ADHD.” It has everything from information on medication and treatment, to tips on legal and insurance issues.