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  1. Antihypertensives for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    Drug details for Antihypertensives for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

  2. Atomoxetine (Strattera) for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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.

  5. ADHD: Impulsivity and Inattention - Topic Overview

    ImpulsivityImpulsivity refers to acting without thinking first. Impulsivity in a person who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is highly likely to continue into adulthood.People with symptoms of impulsivity often:Are impatient with waiting their turn or waiting in line.Blurt out answers before questions have been completed.Interrupt or intrude on others, such as butting into conversations or games.Engage in reckless, risky, or antisocial activities without thinking about the consequences. For example, children and teens may be suspended or expelled from school for irresponsible behavior. Impulsiveness may also affect driving skills and general safety. Have temper outbursts.InattentionInattention related to ADHD is having a shorter-than-expected attention span based on the person's age. People with symptoms of inattention may:Have trouble listening when spoken to directly. Be easily distracted and have trouble staying on task. For example, a person may fail to finish

  6. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Other Treatment

    Behavioral interventions help train adults responsible for a child with ADHD. It emphasizes the need to establish routines and rules for behavior.

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

    Should my child take stimulant medications for ADHD?

  8. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - What Happens

    Differentiating between what is normal for the age and what may be caused by ADHD can be difficult in children this young.

  9. 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.

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

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

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