ADHD and Substance Abuse
Are people with ADHD at higher risk of alcohol and drug abuse? WebMD examines the link.
ADHD Medication Chart
A list of ADHD medications and their common side effects.
ADHD and Stress
Can ADHD cause stress, or vice versa? WebMD examines the link between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and stress in children, teens, and adults.
ADHD in the Workplace
Keeping a job in today's competitive environment can be particularly difficult for people for ADHD. WebMD explains some of the workplace challenges and offers job tips for adults with ADHD.
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 ...
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 ...
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: ...
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 ...
ADHD: Social Skills Training - Topic Overview
Social skills training helps the child or adult who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) be less aggressive and impulsive,manage anger,and behave in a more socially acceptable way. Techniques include: Coaching. Role-playing. Watching videotapes of good behavior. Practicing ways to settle conflicts. Social skills training uses specific steps and goals,such as learning how ...
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 ...