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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 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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Driving poses special risks for teens with ADHD. In fact, teens with ADHD are two to four times more likely to have a car accident than teens without...
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There are many opinions when it comes to treating ADHD in teens. Some experts believe that behavior therapy alone may work for teenagers. Yet...
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ADHD affects all aspects of a teenager's life -- from relationships with family and peers, to motivation and productivity, to overall self-confidence...
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This is a common developmental and behavioral disorder characterized by poor concentration, distractibility, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness that...
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Nonstimulants are medicines that help people with ADHD. One example of a nonstimulant medication for ADHD is Strattera.
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Psychostimulants are medicines that help people with ADHD to focus their thoughts and ignore distractions. Examples include Ritalin, Dexedrine, and...
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Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is a label with the same meaning as ADHD. At one time, ADD referred to a disorder involving difficulty paying...
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This is the most common type of ADHD. People with this form show significant symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness.
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This is a form of ADHD in which people show both hyperactive and impulsive behavior but may not show enough symptoms of inattention to qualify for...
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This is the type of ADHD formerly known as attention deficit disorder (ADD). People with this type of ADHD show significant symptoms of inattention...
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Several studies have shown a strong connection between ADHD, drug abuse, and alcoholism. ADHD is five to 10 times more common among adult alcoholics...
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People with ADHD tend to be more impulsive and likely to have behavior problems, both of which can contribute to drug and alcohol abuse, researchers...
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