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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Also called: ADHD, Attention Deficit Disorder, ADD

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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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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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