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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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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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Connecting Behavior and Consequences for Kids With ADHD

Friday March 28, 2014

"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 do this then here's the consequence.'"--About.com Reader

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