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    1. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (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?

    2. 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 ...

    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. 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 ...

    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) - Health Tools

      Should my child take stimulant medications for ADHD?

    7. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - What Increases Your Risk

      The greatest risk factor for developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is having an inherited tendency for the condition.

    8. Atomoxetine (Strattera) for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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

    9. 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?Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. ADHD: Helping Your Child Get the Most From School

    10. 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' ...

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