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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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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' ...

  5. ADHD Medicines: Suicide Warning for Strattera - Topic Overview

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent out an advisory on the medicine Strattera (atomoxetine). This medicine may be used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Taking this drug may increase the risk of thinking about suicide in children. The FDA warning is based on studies of 2,200 children. One child who was taking Strattera tried to kill himself. Other studies ...

  6. ADHD in Adults: Behavioral Strategies - Topic Overview

    If you are an adult who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),you will most likely see an improvement in your symptoms when you take medicine for the condition. Behavioral interventions are not meant to treat inattention,overactivity,or impulsivity. But they can help you be more organized and have healthy interpersonal relationships. The following are some suggestions: Get ...

  7. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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