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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Also called: ADHD, Attention Deficit Disorder, ADD

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a condition that causes persistent inattention, hyperactivity, and/or impulsivity. ADHD begins...
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Coaching is a relatively new field in the treatment of ADHD in children. ADHD coaches are meant to help children achieve better results in different...
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For children with ADHD, no single treatment is the answer for every child. A child may have undesirable side effects to a medication, making a...
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Behavioral treatment for children with ADHD involves adjusting the environment to promote more successful social interactions. Such adjustments...
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A class of drugs called psychostimulants or stimulants for short is a highly effective treatment for childhood ADHD. These medicines, including...
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Education of the child and family is an essential component of any treatment plan, which may encompass special education programs, psychological...
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Doctors may classify symptoms as the following types of ADHD: Combined Type (Inattentive/Hyperactive/Impulsive). Children with this type of ADHD...
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Your child's primary care doctor can determine whether your child has ADHD using standard guidelines developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics...
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Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) show signs of inattention, hyperactivity, and/or impulsivity in specific ways. These...
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It is impossible to know how long his medication should be lasting. Typically, Ritalin tablets last about 4 hours, Ritalin SR tablets last about 6...
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No, exercise will not affect how a slow-release medication works. The most important thing to know about medications designed to be slow-release is...
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It depends on the test that’s being used – methylphenidate is related to amphetamines. You should bring your prescription for methylphenidate to your...
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Concerta can cause visual disturbances as a side effect in some people. If your son is having side effects from his medication, or has developed a...
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Yes, it is OK to take Adderall with Lexapro or Prozac. Both Adderall and SSRIs, like Prozac and Lexapro, increase your levels of serotonin, a...
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There are a few ADHD medications classified as non-stimulants – Intuniv and Strattera are two of these. Before you combining medications to treat a...
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