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  1. ADHD and Hyperactivity - Topic Overview

    Hyperactivity refers to inappropriate or excessive activity for a person's age or situation. Hyperactivity is not always a continuous behavior,as is often assumed. A person who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with hyperactivity as the main symptom may only sometimes be overactive. If a person has the primarily inattentive type of ADHD,he or she may even seem less active ...

  2. Behavior Therapy for ADHD - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. ADHD: Should My Child Take Medicine for ADHD?

  3. 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 ...

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

    Should my child take stimulant medications for ADHD?

  5. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - When To Call a Doctor

    If a child, teen, or adult shows signs or symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), it is important to contact a doctor, such as a family physician, pediatrician, or psychiatrist, who can help.

  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) - What Happens

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

  8. 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.

  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 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 ...

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