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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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: ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Understanding ADHD -- the Basics

    Get the basics on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) from the experts at WebMD.

  6. 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 ...

  7. Understanding ADHD -- Diagnosis and Treatment

    Learn more from WebMD about the diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Alternative Treatments

    WebMD explains alternative treatments for ADHD, including neurofeedback, omega-3 supplementation, elimination diets, chiropractic, and working memory training.

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