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

    3. 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.

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

    6. 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 ...

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

    8. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Home Treatment

      When your child has ADHD, home treatment can improve behavior and functioning at home and school.

    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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