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    1. 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 ...

    2. 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.

    3. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - 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 ...

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

      Should my child take stimulant medications for ADHD?

    5. ADHD: Taking Care of Yourself When Your Child Has ADHD - 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 ...

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

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

    7. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - 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 ...

    8. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Exams and Tests

      How is ADHD diagnosed? Learn how doctors use a person's symptoms and different ADHD tests to diagnose attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

    9. ADHD: Taking Care of Yourself When Your Child Has ADHD - 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 ...

    10. Stimulants for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

      Drug details for Stimulants for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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