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Attention Deficit Disorder

Side Effects of ADHD Medications

Side effects resulting from drugs taken for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are unfortunately quite common. As with any condition, these unwanted effects can be severe enough to cause...
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Attention Deficit Disorder

The Genetics of ADHD

A great deal of research has been carried out on the genetic factors that may play a role in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Over 1,800 studies have been...
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The ADHD Marriage

Myrna has been married to Jon for 35 years. Up until eight years ago, they were constantly bickering. As much as they loved each other and their kids, they...
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It May Not Be ADHD

It’s hard for Tony to stay focused. He is easily distracted and has difficulty getting and staying organized. Often his choices look impulsive. Restlessness is his middle name. Nonetheless,...
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The Link between ADHD and Obesity

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common behavioral disorder in children, affecting three to five percent of that age group, according to the National Institutes of Health...
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Staying Organized with ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic disorder that begins in childhood and persists into adulthood. A person is diagnosed with one of three subtypes: predominantly inattentive type...
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ADHD and Gender

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is more commonly diagnosed in boys than girls, but research into ADHD in adulthood suggests an almost equal balance between men and women. About...
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Gender Differences in ADHD

While attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is diagnosed three times more often in boys than in girls, it still can cause girls problems. By adulthood, according to Michael J....
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Caffeine’s Effect on ADHD Symptoms

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is now one of the most common children’s mental health conditions. It involves symptoms of inattention or impulsivity and hyperactivity that lead to behavioral...
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Managing ADHD with Diet

In recent years there has been an increasing focus on the role of diet in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), both in children and adults. The development of ADHD,...
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Can Adults Have ADHD?

Attention deficit disorder is not just a childhood disorder. Adults can be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well. Sometimes this is a result of the person’s...
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Famous People with ADHD

Attention deficit disorder (with or without hyperactivity) affects people of all ages, races, professions and walks of life. The impact of attention deficit disorder symptoms can make a person...
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