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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Also called: ADHD, Attention Deficit Disorder, ADD

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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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Parents sometimes worry whether the stimulant drugs their children are taking to treat ADHD (such as Ritalin) are themselves addictive. Stimulant...
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Many parents are concerned that giving their children stimulants to treat ADHD might lead the children to start experimenting with other types of...
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It's important to remember that not everyone with ADHD will develop an alcohol or substance abuse problem. In adults who do develop a problem...
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ADHD is a neurobehavioral disorder that affects 3%-5% of all American children. There are several types of ADHD: a predominantly inattentive subtype...
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Some of the warning signs of ADHD include failure to listen to instructions; inability to organize oneself and school work; fidgeting with hands and...
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There is little compelling evidence at this time that ADHD can arise purely from social factors or child-rearing methods. Most substantiated causes...
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If ADHD is suspected, the diagnosis should be made by a professional with training in ADHD. This includes child psychiatrists, psychologists...
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ADHD often occurs with other disorders. The combination of oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, and other mental health problems presents extra...
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Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD): Only a qualified mental health professional can diagnose ODD. ODD usually starts before age 8, but no later than...
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Ideally, the diagnosis should be made by a professional in your area with training in ADHD or in the diagnosis of mental disorders. Child...
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Exactly how ADHD contributes to social problems is not fully understood. Several studies have found that children with predominantly inattentive ADHD...
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Children and adolescents with ADHD can have more frequent and severe injuries than peers without ADHD. Research indicates that children with ADHD are...
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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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