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  1. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - What Happens

    Differentiating between what is normal for the age and what may be caused by ADHD can be difficult in children this young.

  2. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Cause

    The exact cause of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not known. However, inherited genetic factors are likely responsible.

  3. ADHD Myths and Facts - Topic Overview

    Some of the misconceptions about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) include the following: Myths and facts about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Myth Fact There is no such medical condition as ADHD. ADHD is a medical disorder,not a condition of the child's will. A child with ADHD does not choose to misbehave. ADHD is caused by bad parenting. All the child needs ...

  4. ADHD in Adults: Behavioral Strategies - Topic Overview

    If you are an adult who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),you will most likely see an improvement in your symptoms when you take medicine for the condition. Behavioral interventions are not meant to treat inattention,overactivity,or impulsivity. But they can help you be more organized and have healthy interpersonal relationships. The following are some suggestions: Get ...

  5. ADHD: Symptoms in Adults - Topic Overview

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in an adult is often not noticed because the person may maintain relationships and hold a steady job. It is not unusual for a parent to discover he or she has ADHD when his or her child is diagnosed with the disorder. The key to the diagnosis of ADHD for an adult is the presence of symptoms before he or she was 7 years old. Hyperactivity in ...

  6. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Topic Overview

    Get answers about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and frequently asked questions.

  7. ADHD: Social Skills Training - Topic Overview

    Social skills training helps the child or adult who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) be less aggressive and impulsive,manage anger,and behave in a more socially acceptable way. Techniques include: Coaching. Role-playing. Watching videotapes of good behavior. Practicing ways to settle conflicts. Social skills training uses specific steps and goals,such as learning how ...

  8. ADHD: Other Conditions With Similar Symptoms - Topic Overview

    Finding out exactly what is causing behavioral problems can be difficult,since symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may also be caused by other problems. The main symptoms of ADHD-inattention,hyperactivity,and impulsiveness-may also result from: Giftedness. Some gifted children will show signs of inattention in class. Often they are not challenged and are bored. So ...

  9. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - What Increases Your Risk

    The greatest risk factor for developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is having an inherited tendency for the condition.

  10. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Health Tools

    Should my child take stimulant medications for ADHD?

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