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  1. 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About ADHD

    If you or your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, you may want to print out these questions from the experts at WebMD to take to your next doctor's appointment.

  2. Conditions Similar to ADHD

    Many conditions, such as depression and alcoholism, can occur in conjunction with ADHD or may have similar symptoms. Find out more from WebMD.

  3. 10 Problems That Could Mean Adult ADHD

    Think you might have adult ADHD? While you’ll need to talk to your doctor to be sure, here are 10 symptoms to look for.

  4. 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.

  5. Stimulants for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    Drug details for Stimulants for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

  6. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Symptoms

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

  7. How ADHD Affects Your Child - 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. Behavior Rating Scales for 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' ...

  9. ADHD: Symptoms in Adults - 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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