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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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Exam Study Tips

If you have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) you probably spend more time and effort studying for exams than a student without ADHD. Finding

Help! I Need Suggestions for Handling My Child's Behavior

"I have a four-year-old son who was recently diagnosed with ADHD. It's been an uphill battle that my husband and I manage every day. Although it has taken

Why Is Structure Important?

"My 10-year-old son has recently been diagnosed with ADHD. One of the things I keep hearing about is the importance of structure and a structured environment.

How Do I Know If My Child Has ADHD?

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,

Understanding ADHD in Girls

Learn more about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in girls and the importance of identification and treatment.

Understanding ADHD in Girls

There are many similarities in the way core symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) present in males and females, yet there are also

Tips to Know Before Starting Medication

Medication, when appropriate, can be very effective in helping a person manage his or her ADHD symptoms. It is important to remember, however, that

Stimulants Used to Treat ADHD Linked to Later Weight Gain

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

Stimulants Used to Treat ADHD Linked to Later Weight Gain

Research published in the journal Pediatrics finds that stimulant use is strongly associated with growth trajectories in childhood, early BMI rebound, and may increase risk for later obesity.

Connecting Behavior and Consequences for Kids With ADHD

"I just read that children with ADHD don't learn from cause and effect. Knowing this, how do I teach/train my child? I usually say something like: 'if you

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