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    1. 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' ...

    2. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Exams and Tests

      How is ADHD diagnosed? Learn how doctors use a person's symptoms and different ADHD tests to diagnose attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

    3. 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 ...

    4. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Symptoms

      The symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) include inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity.

    5. 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.

    6. 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?

    7. 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.

    8. Stimulants for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

      Drug details for Stimulants for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

    9. ADHD Myths and Facts - 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 ...

    10. 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 ...

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