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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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' ...

  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. 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 ...

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

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

  6. ADHD: Social Skills Training - 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?

  7. ADHD: Helping Your Child Get the Most From School

    Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have difficulty in school because their symptoms-inattention, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity-get in the way of learning.Success in school is important for the development of healthy self - esteem and confidence.Key pointsYou can help your child succeed in school by:Working with teachers and other school personnel.Educating yoursel

  8. Stimulants for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    Drug details for Stimulants for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

  9. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Prevention

    There is no known way to prevent attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but there are ways to help your child have fewer learning and attention problems.

  10. 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).

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