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  1. ADHD: Helping Your Child Get the Most From School

    Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have difficulty in school because their symptoms-inattention, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity-get in the way of learning.Success in school is important for the development of healthy self - esteem and confidence.Key pointsYou can help your child succeed in school by:Working with teachers and other school personnel.Educating yoursel

  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. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Treatment Overview

    Learn about ADHD treatment and how to successfully manage ADHD with medications, therapy, group or psychiatric support, and individualized education programs (IEPs).

  6. 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.

  7. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - What Increases Your Risk

    The greatest risk factor for developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is having an inherited tendency for the condition.

  8. ADHD: Taking Care of Yourself When Your Child Has ADHD - 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 ...

  9. ADHD and Hyperactivity - 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. Stimulants for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    Drug details for Stimulants for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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