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  1. 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: ...

  2. Stimulants for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    Drug details for Stimulants for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. ADHD: Social Skills Training - Topic Overview

    Social skills training helps the child or adult who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) be less aggressive and impulsive,manage anger,and behave in a more socially acceptable way. Techniques include: Coaching. Role-playing. Watching videotapes of good behavior. Practicing ways to settle conflicts. Social skills training uses specific steps and goals,such as learning how ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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