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  1. 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.

  2. 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).

  3. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Cause

    The exact cause of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not known. However, inherited genetic factors are likely responsible.

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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' ...

  7. 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 ...

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

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

  9. Atomoxetine (Strattera) for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    Drug details for Atomoxetine (Strattera) for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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

    Should my child take stimulant medications for ADHD?

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