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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Also called: ADHD, Attention Deficit Disorder, ADD

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most well-recognized childhood developmental problems. This condition is characterized...
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While researchers may disagree about age of childhood onset in diagnosing adult ADHD, all agree that ADHD is not an adult-onset disorder and must be...
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ADHD is an ongoing behavior disorder typically diagnosed at age five or six, though the symptoms have usually been observed much earlier than this...
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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is also known as hyperactivity or attention deficit disorder (ADD). ADHD is a common condition that...
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Symptoms of ADHD in children are generally grouped into three categories: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. Inattention -- A child with...
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Adult ADHD symptoms may be different than the symptoms in children. In addition, they may stem directly from ADHD or may be the result of behavioral...
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The exact cause of ADHD is not known, although researchers continue to study the brain for clues. They suspect that there are several factors that...
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ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder of children and is more common in boys than in girls. It most often is discovered during the...
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If symptoms are present, the doctor will begin an evaluation by taking a complete medical history and doing a physical examination. There are no...
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ADHD cannot be cured. But many of the symptoms that interfere with functioning and cause distress can be controlled. Treatment for ADHD often...
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It is very important for children and adults with symptoms of ADHD to seek professional care. Without treatment, ADHD can interfere with a child's...
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ADHD cannot be prevented or cured. However, early identification and diagnosis, as well as a carefully designed treatment and education plan, can...
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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common behavior disorder in childhood. It affects between 8% and 10% of school age...
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Symptoms of ADHD in teens are similar to those of ADHD in children. They include: distractibility irritability poor concentration hyperactivity...
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Because of problems with distractibility and poor concentration, many teens with ADHD have difficulty in school. Grades may fall, particularly if the...
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