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What is ADD or ADHD?

ADHD is a common condition that affects children, teenagers, and adults. It is characterized by developmentally inappropriate levels of inattention, impulsivity, and/or hyperactivity.

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How Do I Know If My Child Has ADHD?

Friday April 18, 2014

Children with ADHD (and adults with ADHD, as well) are a heterogeneous group. Symptoms of ADHD can affect people in varying ways, in varying combinations, and to varying degrees. Not only can ADHD be very different from person to person, but symptoms can also fluctuate significantly in response to situational demands.

If you are a parent of a child who seems to think differently, act differently, and learn differently from other children--and you are wondering if ADHD may be contributing to difficulties at home, in family interactions, at school or in peer relationships--be sure to talk with your pediatrician or other qualified health care provider.

Below is a link with information about the types of behaviors that often alert parents to the possible presence of ADHD.

Possible Signs of ADHD in Children

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Understanding ADHD in Girls

Monday April 14, 2014

There are many similarities in the way core symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) present in males and females, yet there are also many differences. Sometimes these differences hinder or even prevent accurate identification of ADHD in girls. As a result many females may remain undiagnosed and untreated, continuing to struggle without appropriate interventions and help.

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Tips to Know Before Starting Medication

Thursday April 3, 2014

Medication, when appropriate, can be very effective in helping a person manage his or her ADHD symptoms. It is important to remember, however, that medication does not "cure" ADHD and is only a piece of the overall treatment plan, which may also include ADHD education, parent training, behavioral management methods, organizational strategies, school/work accommodations, lifestyle changes, coaching, and counseling. For some people with ADHD, these combined treatments may even lead to a reduced need or smaller dosage of medication.

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Stimulants Used to Treat ADHD Linked to Later Weight Gain

Thursday April 3, 2014

Stimulant medications used to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be linked to weight gain during the teenage years, according to research.

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