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  1. Behavior Therapy for ADHD - 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. ADHD: Tests for Other Disorders - Topic Overview

    The child who is being evaluated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be evaluated for other disorders associated with the condition,such as learning or behavior disorders. The child may be asked questions (verbal tests) or may be given written tests to evaluate his or her intellectual abilities. The most common tests for intellectual abilities in children are: ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Non-Drug Interventions for Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

    WebMD explains behavioral treatment for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in both children and adults.

  7. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Alternative Treatments

    WebMD explains alternative treatments for ADHD, including neurofeedback, omega-3 supplementation, elimination diets, chiropractic, and working memory training.

  8. Adult ADHD

    The experts at WebMD provide 10 important questions to ask your doctor about adult ADHD.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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