Most people think of children when they hear the term attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But 30%-70% of kids with ADHD continue having symptoms when they grow up. WebMD provides an overview of ADHD in adults.
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How ADHD is diagnosed in children
How is ADHD diagnosed in children? Inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity are the key behaviors of ADHD. It is normal for all children to be inattentive, hyperactive, or impulsive sometimes, but for children with ADHD, these behaviors are more severe and occur more often. To be diagnosed with the disorder, a child must have symptoms for six or more months and to a degree that is greater than other children of the same age.
How Oppositional Defiant Disorder is Related to ADHD
A mental health counselor and board-certified ADHD coach explains the correlation between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and oppositional defiant disorder.
ADHD Quiz: Facts About Childhood Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Take this WebMD quiz to test your knowledge of childhood ADHD symptoms, medications, other treatments, and how ADHD affects children and adults.
4 tips to parenting children with ADHD
Parenting children with ADHD can be very difficult and frustrating at times, but with some skills and effort parents can help their children and families to have a productive and happy life. Here are four tips to start working on today.
What's It Really Like to Have ADHD?
Having ADHD can make you feel paranoid. Explore a personal story of one man's experience with adult ADHD.
What is ADHD Infographic
Data analysis of 2 long-term studies on how ADHD impacts psychiatric disorder development in adolescents confirms that ADHD on its own increases the risk of substance abuse and cigarette smoking in both girls and boys
Parenting a Child With ADHD: Learn Effective Strategies
Get tips on how to handle the challenges of parenting a child with ADHD. Read about the impact of medication, therapy, dietary changes, exercise, and alternative therapy on children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Quiz: What's Up With Your ADHD Kid's Behavior?
Is your ADHD kid unable to sit still? Do they have problems focusing? Take this quiz to learn how to help motivate them.
How Childhood Trauma Could Be Mistaken for ADHD
Some experts say the normal effects of severe adversity may be misdiagnosed as ADHD.
Tooth Grinding, Poor Memory, and More: 5 Surprising Facts About ADHD
Although ADHD is a common childhood disorder that can persist into adulthood, there are many unknown facts about the condition. Find out what too much sugar, tooth grinding, and poor memory have to do with ADHD.
Why ADHD Isn’t Due to Bad Parenting
A large study provides evidence that the brains of people with ADHD really are different, and attention and behavior problems are linked
ADHD and Emotions: What You Need to Know
Many kids with ADHD have a symptom that's not often talked about: trouble managing emotions. Learn why children with ADHD struggle to control emotions and how to help.
FDA: ADHD Drugs Top Rx for Kids
Prescription drug use in the pediatric population fell from 2002 to 2010, but the use of contraception and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication rose, the FDA reported.
This Is What It's Like To Have ADHD In Your Twenties
"My ADHD makes me impulsive, so I'm likely to choose short-term enjoyment instead of acting responsibly."
ADHD and Immaturity: What Parents and Educators Need to Know
A study finds that children who are younger than their grade-level peers more often are diagnosed with and medicated for ADHD. Here's some key takeaways.
What Effect Does Caffeine Have on People with ADHD?
Can caffeine be used as a treatment for ADHD and what should be considered before caffeine is given to a child? What other treatments are available?
How People With ADHD Can Be Hugely Successful
A short attention span, or even ADHD, isn't necessarily a weakness. Learn how to turn it into superpower for success.
Why bike riding is being prescribed for kids diagnosed with ADHD
Nearly six million children in the United States have been diagnosed as having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Many parents worry about the medications often prescribed to help the kids, what they might not know is that, help may be as close as their garage. TODAY’s Harry Smith reports.
Dear Teacher: Heartfelt Advice for Teachers from Students
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