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Attention Deficit Disorder Library

  • Might Schools Be Teaching ADHD?
    Tessa had the worst case of ADHD I’ve had to deal with in a long time. She was a high school junior who’d been ...
  • Severe Obesity and Adult ADHD: Connection and Cure
    In 2006, at the age of 47, I was diagnosed with ADHD. I’ve been researching adult ADHD ever since. I was taken by surprise ...
  • ADHD & Productivity: 12 Strategies for Getting Things Done
    For someone with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), completing a task can be fraught with challenges. Distractions such as e-mail, Internet, TV and other tasks abound. People ...
  • Appreciating Our ADHD Students
    I’ve been sitting at a dining room table for almost two hours now, observing my son, Matt, as he works with a student. Matt’s ...
  • 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, ...
  • Oh, Look! A Chicken!: A Teen’s Tips for Managing ADD
    I’m impressed by the tenth grader sitting across from me. Ginny was diagnosed with ADD when she was only ...
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy in the Treatment of Adult ADHD
    Many symptoms of ADHD persist into adulthood. Although hyperactivity tends to decrease with adulthood, emotional instability, disorganized behavior and disinhibition are ...
  • 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 ...
  • Classroom Adaptations for ADHD Students
    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral problem that starts during childhood and affects three to five percent of school-aged children. Children with ADHD may qualify for special education services under two laws: the Individuals ...
  • The Connection Between ADHD and Organophosphates
    As of 2006, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4.5 million children in the United States between the ages of 5 and 17 have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A behavioral disorder, ADHD ...
  • Motivational Strategies for Children with ADHD
    Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can have problems getting work done. For example, kids with predominantly inattentive ADHD or combined type ADHD have difficulty sustaining their attention during a task, do not always ...
  • Coping Tips for Attention Deficit Disorder
    You may find the following coping tips helpful in dealing with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or attention deficit disorder (ADD). These coping tips are just generalized advice -- not all will work for everyone ...
  • 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 (NIH). ADHD results in problems with ...
  • 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 ADHD, predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type ADHD or ...
  • 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 60 percent of children who experience ADHD ...
  • Relationships & ADHD: Obstacles and Solutions
    Although people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be very successful in life, the symptoms of adult ADHD can put a real strain on relationships. In the early stages of a relationship, people with ADHD ...
  • 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. Manos, Ph.D, men and women receive ...
  • 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 ...
  • Treating ADHD in Children, Adolescents and Adults Without Medication
    Medications are often used as the primary treatment for attention deficit disorder (commonly abbreviated as just ADHD, with or without hyperactivity), reducing the severity of the inattention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. However, medication may not always ...
  • 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, along with many other mental illnesses, has ...
  • 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 childhood ADHD progressing into adulthood (up ...
  • 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 less productive, but still no ...
  • How To Talk to Your Kids About ADHD
    Your child is in school and either you are frustrated, your child’s teacher is frustrated, or both. You have most likely seen behavioral problems and your child’s teacher has called to tell you that ...
  • Setting Up a Behavior Management Plan for an ADHD Child
    Children who have been diagnosed with ADHD are at a much higher risk of developing noncompliant or negative behaviors than a child who does not have ADHD. The very nature of ADHD implies that the ...
  • Living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    If you’re a parent of a child who’s recently been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you may be devastated and overwhelmed. If you’re an adult who’s recently been diagnosed, you may be going ...