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  1. ADHD Online Community

    In WebMD’s online community, you can check out the ADHD blog from WebMD’s ADHD expert, ask our expert questions on the message board, and chat with others living with ADHD.

  2. Food Dye and ADHD

    WebMD explores the relationship between food dye and ADHD symptoms. Find out about food coloring and hyperactivity, how diet influences ADHD symptoms, and what steps to take if you suspect an association between food dye and ADHD.

  3. Can You Prevent ADHD?

    Find out how good prenatal and medical care can help you reduce the chances of ADHD. Discover the importance of a balanced diet, good parenting skills, and early childhood learning to help kids focus in school.

  4. ADHD and Sleep Disorders

    WebMD explores the relationship between ADHD and sleep disorders. Find out about snoring, sleep apnea, and restless legs syndrome, and how ADHD medications can cause sleep problems.

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Treatment Overview

    Learn about ADHD treatment and how to successfully manage ADHD with medications, therapy, group or psychiatric support, and individualized education programs (IEPs).

  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) - Cause

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

  10. 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: ...

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