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  1. 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About ADHD

    If you or your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, you may want to print out these questions from the experts at WebMD to take to your next doctor's appointment.

  2. ADHD in Marriage and Romantic Relationships

    Having ADHD can put a real strain on a romantic relationship or marriage. Get tips from WebMD for ironing out ADHD-related issues.

  3. What Is Executive Function?

    The frontal lobe of the brain controls executive function - everything from our ability to remember a phone number to finish a homework assignment to avoid eating a hunk of chocolate cake. Learn more from WebMD about diagnosing and compensating for executive function problems.

  4. ADHD in the Workplace

    Keeping a job in today's competitive environment can be particularly difficult for people for ADHD. WebMD explains some of the workplace challenges and offers job tips for adults with ADHD.

  5. Behavior Therapy for ADHD - Topic Overview

    Children and teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do not misbehave to spite their parents or other adults. Problems develop because ADHD often causes children and teens to react impulsively and makes it difficult for them to learn and to comply with rules. Many children with ADHD need behavior therapy to help them interact appropriately with others. Parent training in ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Understanding ADHD -- the Symptoms

    Learn more about the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) from the experts at WebMD.

  8. 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: ...

  9. ADHD: Helping Your Child Get Things Done

    One of the most difficult things about parenting a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is getting your child to do what you ask. Daily routines, such as getting ready for school or bed and getting homework done, can become battlegrounds.ADHD symptoms-inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity-are obstacles to understanding and following instructions. Unless your child ...

  10. ADHD: Taking Care of Yourself When Your Child Has ADHD - Topic Overview

    Being a parent of a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is full of challenges and frustrations,which can lead to exhaustion. Taking good physical and emotional care of yourself will help provide you with needed energy. Schedule time for yourself. Proper diet,exercise,rest,and leisure activities are important to include in your routine. Use a calendar,planner,or ...

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