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  What Is ADHD?
ADHD is a common behavioral disorder that affects an estimated 8% to 10% of school-age children.
ADHD is not caused by poor parenting, too much sugar, or vaccines.
Children with ADHD are eligible for special services or accommodations at school under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) and an anti-discrimination law known as Section 504.
www.kidshealth.org /parent/medical/learning/adhd.html   (2580 words)

  
 NIMH · ADHD · Complete Publication
The principal characteristics of ADHD are inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.
Given that ADHD tends to affect functioning most strongly in school, sometimes the teacher is the first to recognize that a child is hyperactive or inattentive and may point it out to the parents and/or consult with the school psychologist.
Youth with ADHD, in their first 2 to 5 years of driving, have nearly four times as many automobile accidents, are more likely to cause bodily injury in accidents, and have three times as many citations for speeding as the young drivers without ADHD.
www.nimh.nih.gov /publicat/adhd.cfm   (9339 words)

  
 What Is ADHD?
ADHD is a common behavioral disorder that affects an estimated 8% to 10% of school-age children.
ADHD is not caused by poor parenting, too much sugar, or vaccines.
Children with ADHD are eligible for special services or accommodations at school under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) and an anti-discrimination law known as Section 504.
kidshealth.org /parent/emotions/behavior/adhd.html   (2580 words)

  
 ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
ADHD is sometimes referred to as hyperkinetic disorder.
ADHD requires a medical diagnosis by a doctor, usually a child or adolescent psychiatrist, a paediatrician or paediatric neurologist or a GP.
Risk factors that could predispose the child to ADHD include difficulties and risks in pregnancy and during birth, for example if the mother was in poor health, very young or drank alcohol or smoked or had an extended or complicated labour.
www.netdoctor.co.uk /diseases/facts/adhd.htm   (1964 words)

  
 NIMH: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The principal characteristics of ADHD are inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.
Given that ADHD tends to affect functioning most strongly in school, sometimes the teacher is the first to recognize that a child is hyperactive or inattentive and may point it out to the parents and/or consult with the school psychologist.
Youth with ADHD, in their first 2 to 5 years of driving, have nearly four times as many automobile accidents, are more likely to cause bodily injury in accidents, and have three times as many citations for speeding as the young drivers without ADHD.
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 ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Information from MedicineNet.com
ADHD refers to a pattern of ongoing, long-standing ("chronic") behavior disorders that have three core symptoms: hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention.
As they grow older, children with unrecognized/untreated ADHD are more prone to experience drug abuse, gang activity, other antisocial activities, and other conduct disorders.
All of the symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity must have persisted for at least six months to a degree that is maladaptive and inconsistent with the developmental level of the child.
www.medicinenet.com /attention_deficit_hyperactivity_disorder_adhd/article.htm   (817 words)

  
 Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder Information Page: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke ...
Some of the warning signs of ADHD include failure to listen to instructions, inability to organize oneself and school work, fidgeting with hands and feet, talking too much, leaving projects, chores and homework unfinished, and having trouble paying attention to and responding to details.
ADHD is usually diagnosed in childhood, although the condition can continue into the adult years.
Most experts agree that treatment for ADHD should address multiple aspects of the individual's functioning and should not be limited to the use of medications alone.
www.ninds.nih.gov /disorders/adhd/adhd.htm   (428 words)

  
 ADHD
ADHD can only be identified by looking for certain characteristic behaviors, and as with Mark, Lisa, and Henry, these behaviors vary from person to person.
ADHD is a serious diagnosis that may require long-term treatment with counseling and medication.
Since people with ADHD are often bright and creative, they often report feeling frustrated that they're not living up to their potential.
www.athealth.com /consumer/disorders/nih_adhd.html   (10820 words)

  
 About Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ADD / ADHD
ADHD may be acquired through various conditions that cause insult (damage) to the brain.
A number of neuro-imaging studies have shown that the brain functioning of ADHD patients does improve and appears to be more like the normal group after they have taken their prescribed medication.
Failure to treat ADHD with medications may result in increased risk of substance abuse and decreased white matter volumes in the brain.
www.childdevelopmentinfo.com /disorders/adhd.shtml   (1596 words)

  
 ADD ADHD Information Library | ADHD for Parents
ADHD is one of the most common childhood behavior disorders.
Impulsive-Hyperactive ADHD kids are the most likely to get into trouble than are the Inattentive ADHD kids, as they tend to crave the stimulation of anti-social behaviors, and impulsively “act-out”.
There are 2 million kids with ADHD, so a treatment that worked for as few as 01% of the kids who tried it could still line up 20,000 kids on TV to say what a remarkable treatment it was.
www.newideas.net   (1287 words)

  
 Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In one experiment, ADHD children were able to closely anchor their attention when they were directly cued to a specific location, but they had difficulty shifting their attention to an alternative location.
Although ADHD is primarily thought of as a childhood disorder, diagnoses of attention-deficit disorder in adults are definitely on the rise.
If, in fact, ADHD is as common as studies are indicating, the best approach may be to treat the syndrome as a variant of the norm and train teachers to manage these children within the context of a normal classroom.
www.reutershealth.com /wellconnected/doc30.html   (12190 words)

  
 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Impulsivity is a common feature of ADHD and it may manifest itself in climbing tall trees, getting into medicine cabinets, and playing with power tools.
Some ADHD children have coordination and balance disorders, but do not have the judgement to accommodate to their difficulties.
Children with ADHD are at increased incidence of injuries and fractures.
www.ncpamd.com /adhd.htm   (2617 words)

  
 ADD ADHD Child Treatment Behavior and Medication Help
Whether ADD ADHD child behavior is your concern or you are seeking ADD ADHD child treatment ideas, you have come to the right place.
As an international lecturer on the topics of ADHD and learning disabilities, I have been advising parents throughout the world about how to handle their ADD ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder children for over a decade.
Our ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Child Behavior Program has helped one thousand seven hundred sixty seven parents throughout the world in the last two years alone.
www.addadhdadvances.com   (831 words)

  
 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - WebMD
Children with ADHD generally have problems paying attention or concentrating, can't seem to follow directions, and are easily bored and/or frustrated with tasks.
The exact cause of ADHD is not known, although researchers continue to study the brain for clues.
ADHD is also not caused by watching too much TV, a poor home life, poor schools or food allergies.
www.webmd.com /content/article/60/67108.htm   (753 words)

  
 Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - neurologychannel
Because of attention deficit, people with ADHD become averse to tasks that require concentration, decisiveness, and organizational skills and may avoid situations where they are expected to perform or to take responsibility for their effort.
ADHD may affect as many as 10% of the population in the United States.
Other studies suggest that ADHD may not be diagnosed as often in girls because girls with ADHD present their symptoms differently.
www.neurologychannel.com /adhd   (180 words)

  
 ADHD: What Parents Should Know -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: )
ADHD is common, affecting 4% to 12% of school-age children.
Children who have ADHD do not make enough chemicals in key areas in the brain that are responsible for organizing thought.
But about half of children who have ADHD continue to be easily distracted, have mood swings, hot tempers and are unable to complete tasks.
familydoctor.org /118.xml   (1066 words)

  
 ADHD and Children Who Are Gifted
By contrast, children with ADHD typically exhibit the problem behaviors in virtually all settings-including at home and at school-though the extent of their problem behaviors may fluctuate significantly from setting to setting (Barkley, 1990), depending largely on the structure of that situation.
The activities of children with ADHD tend to be both continual and random; the gifted child's activity usually is episodic and directed to specific goals.
In almost every setting, children with ADHD tend to be highly inconsistent in the quality of their performance (i.e., grades, chores) and the amount of time used to accomplish tasks (Barkley, 1990).
www.kidsource.com /kidsource/content/adhd_and_gifted.html   (1626 words)

  
 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - DrGreene.com
ADHD affects children’s school performance and their relationships with others.
ADHD is a problem with inattentiveness, over-activity, impulsivity, or some combination of these.
ADHD is a chronic condition and must be treated as such.
www.drgreene.com /21_1021.html   (1133 words)

  
 Life With ADHD
Since ADHD medications such as Adderall, Strattera, and Concerta carry the risk of causing in an increase in heart rate and blood pressure, there are concerns about these drugs’ potential to increase cardiovascular risks.
In my experience, I believe that a lot of adult ADHD sufferers seem to spend their whole life, each and every day of it, feeling as if they are falling behind some unknown 'schedule' one small step at a time.
ADHD is a common neurobehavioral disorder, affecting 4.4 million children in the United States between the ages of 4 and 17.
www.lifewithadhd.com   (1325 words)

  
 Adhd How To Cure it Naturally
Between the years of 1990-2000 over 569 children were hospitalized, 38 of them were life threatening hospitalizations, and 186 died from the use of ADHD Drugs...
Drugs are obviously not the answer to the ADHD problem...there is a better way.
If you even think that you may be displaying ADHD symptoms....
www.addhelpsite.com   (426 words)

  
 ADD / ADHD Home Page with information by Thom Hartmann   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Thom is the author of eight books on ADHD, and the creator of the "Hunter in a Farmer's World" metaphor and of the Shadow Coaching program for helping people whose lives are touched by ADHD achieve success.
Irvine, Calif., Jan. 8, 2002 -- A variant form of a gene associated with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) indicates that the disorder is a recent affliction and may once have helped humans thrive and survive, according to a UCI College of Medicine study.
The human gene study, which appears in the Jan. 8 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, suggests that behavior now considered inappropriate in a classroom may be related to behavior that once helped humans overcome their environment...
www.thomhartmann.com /home-add.shtml   (494 words)

  
 Attention Deficit Disorder And Adhd-Add Help Center Vaxa Attend
Yet, many parents are alarmed by the widespread use of ADHD medications and the negative side effects of ADD and ADHD medications.
Ritalin and other ADD and ADHD medications do improve short-term behavior and school performance in many children with ADD and ADHD symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder and Ritalin is a convenient way to handle hard-to-handle kids.
Each parent must also form their own opinions on whether the ADD and ADHD symptoms can be better managed through alternate methods beyond Ritalin and other ADD and ADHD medications commonly prescribed for Attention Deficit Disorder.
www.add-adhd-help-center.com   (1111 words)

  
 "ADHD.org.nz - New Zealand Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Support Group"
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed childhood mental condition.
It is generally agreed that 2-5% of the school age population are affected by ADHD, a condition characterised by excessive hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity.
Ideas/tips that can be used in class to control the behaviour of ADHD children.
www.adhd.org.nz   (414 words)

  
 ADHD - Symptoms of ADHD
The criteria are presented here in modified form in order to make them more accessible to the general public.
ADHD, Predominantly Inattentive Type: if criterion 1A is met but criterion 1B is not met for the past six months
ADHD, Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Type: if Criterion 1B is met but Criterion 1A is not met for the past six months.
www.cdc.gov /ncbddd/adhd/symptom.htm   (555 words)

  
 ADHD Information and Support to help your child
Ask a question or connect with someone who is coping with ADHD like you.
ADHD Blogs that discuss the latest topics on ADHD Medications, treatment options, news stories and legal information from leaders in the field.
Special ADHD Resources by State that you can use to get the help you need.
www.adhdnews.com   (196 words)

  
 ADHD Research Guide - Find Articles
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral condition that causes difficulties paying attention and focusing on tasks.
Genetic contributions to the development of ADHD subtypes from childhood to adolescence.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; American Psychiatric Association, 1994) is one of the most common disorders in child and adolescent...
findarticles.com /p/page?sb=topic&tpp=adhd   (422 words)

  
 adhd: Blogs, Photos, Videos and more on Technorati
A new study about ADHD in the November 12th Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that the brains of those with ADHD mature “normally” but at a different (as in a delayed) rate.
This was supposed to be a tweaking of his ADHD medication (Ritalin LA) but what he walked away with was that and the diagnosis of clinical depression and a prescription for Wellbutrin XR.
Here’s a study that the makers of Ritalin probably won’t love: Researchers working on the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children With ADHD, which has been tracking 600 kids in treatment for ADHD since the 1990s, now question earlier findings about the effectiveness of medication and raise new concerns.
www.technorati.com /tag/adhd   (593 words)

  
 Topic: ADHD
Severity of ADHD in Children Increases Risk of Drug Use in Adolescence, Says Longitudinal Study
ADHD may be moderated by mom's love, study finds
Childhood Predictors of Adolescent Substance Use in a Longitudinal Study of Children With ADHD
www.apa.org /topics/topicadhd.html   (126 words)

  
 ADHD / ADD e-BOOK on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Russell Barkley explains that for ADHD people, the front part of their brains—the boss—doesn’t do a good job of putting on the brakes.
Just like the speeding bicyclist, ADHD kids often are stuck in the present moment.
Remember, the problem in ADHD is difficulty putting on the brakes.
www.pediatricneurology.com /adhd.htm   (1641 words)

  
 MedlinePlus: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
If so, your child may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD for short.) Nearly everyone shows some of these behaviors at times, but ADHD lasts more than 6 months and causes problems in school, at home and in social situations.
ADHD is more common in boys than girls, and it affects 3-5 percent of children in the United States.
AD/HD and Coexisting Conditions: Tics and Tourette Syndrome(Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/attentiondeficitdisorderwithhyperactivity.html   (608 words)

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