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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. 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 ...

    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: 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 ...

    5. ADHD Myths and Facts - 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 ...

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

      If you are an adult who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),you will most likely see an improvement in your symptoms when you take medicine for the condition. Behavioral interventions are not meant to treat inattention,overactivity,or impulsivity. But they can help you be more organized and have healthy interpersonal relationships. The following are some suggestions: Get ...

    7. Antihypertensives for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

      Drug details for Antihypertensives for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

    8. 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 ...

    9. 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 ...

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

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