Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity
(over-activity).

There are different types of ADHD. That is why it’s very important to get a thorough diagnosis from a physician, psychiatrist or mental health professional. Treatments can relieve many of the disorder's symptoms, but there is no cure. With treatment, most people with ADHD can be successful in school and lead productive lives. Researchers are developing more effective treatments and interventions, and using new tools such as brain imaging, to better understand ADHD and to find more effective ways to treat and
prevent it.


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Links & Resources

Children and Adults with Hyperactivity Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD) A national organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD. In addition to a web site, CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials. These materials include Attention! magazine, the CHADD Information and Resource Guide to AD/HD, News From CHADD, a free electronically mailed current events newsletter, as well as other publications of specific interest to educators, professionals and parents.

National Resource Center on ADHD (a program of CHADD)

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder An new, easy-to-read page on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). More>>