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  1. ADHD: Helping Your Child Get Things Done

    One of the most difficult things about parenting a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is getting your child to do what you ask. Daily routines, such as getting ready for school or bed and getting homework done, can become battlegrounds.ADHD symptoms-inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity-are obstacles to understanding and following instructions. Unless your child ...

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Symptoms

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

  5. 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' ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Medications

    Stimulants are usually used as medication to treat ADHD. In general, stimulant medications improve symptoms in about 70% of people who have ADHD.

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

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

  9. 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).

  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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