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  1. How ADHD Affects Your Child - Topic Overview

    It is important to learn about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the specific ways your child is affected. Familiarity with the condition will help you feel more confident in being able to help your child reach his or her potential. The following information can help you begin to understand how this condition may affect your child. Your child's brain automatically responds to ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Behavior Rating Scales for ADHD - Topic Overview

    Written tests called rating scales are used to check for symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD). These tests can help measure and compare a child's behavior with that of other children the same age. It is best to complete one of these rating scales to help diagnose ADHD. The most common of these tests are completed by the child's parents and usually include: Conners' ...

  5. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Medications

    Stimulants are usually used as medication to treat ADHD. In general, stimulant medications improve symptoms in about 70% of people who have ADHD.

  6. ADHD: Tests for Other Disorders - Topic Overview

    The child who is being evaluated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be evaluated for other disorders associated with the condition,such as learning or behavior disorders. The child may be asked questions (verbal tests) or may be given written tests to evaluate his or her intellectual abilities. The most common tests for intellectual abilities in children are: ...

  7. 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 ...

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

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

  9. 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 ...

  10. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Symptoms

    The symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) include inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity.

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