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An Introduction to ADHD
An introductory article to attention deficit disorders, for those diagnosed or know someone diagnosed for first time.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/an-introduction-to-adhd/0001199 - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 3389 - Rate This | Details
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Symptoms
The essential feature of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) is a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development exhibited by deficits in performance at school, home, and in social relationships. ADHD begins in childhood. The symptoms of inattention and/or hyperactivity need to manifest themselves in a manner and degree which is inconsistent with the child’s current developmental level. That is, the child’s behavior is significantly more inattentive or hyperactive than that of his or her peers of a similar age.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd-symptoms/ - 30-May-2000 - Hits: 8748 - Rate This | Details
Diagnosing ADHD/ADD in Adults
For years, health professionals believed the signs and symptoms of ADHD vanished by the time a child became a teenager, with no long-lasting effects. Now they know that as many as two out of three children will continue to battle the disorder into adulthood. In addition, they are finding that an increasing number of adults who were misdiagnosed with other psychiatric conditions (such as a learning disability or attitude problem) or who went undiagnosed through childhood and adolescence actually have ADHD.
Here is information on how a mental health professional or doctor makes a diagnosis of attention deficit disorder in adults.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/diagnosing-adhd-add-in-adults/000250 - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 7154 - Rate This | Details
Diagnosing ADHD/ADD in Children
Information on how a mental health professional or doctor makes a diagnosis of attention deficit disorder in children.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/diagnosing-adhd-add-in-children/000251 - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2037 - Rate This | Details
Frequently Asked Questions about Childhood ADHD
The answers to the most frequently asked questions about attention deficit disorder. The adult ADHD FAQ is here.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/frequently-asked-questions-about-adhd/000133 - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 4906 - Rate This | Details
Treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder
It’s normal for parents to feel helpless and confused about the best ways to handle their child in these situations. Because kids with ADHD do not purposely decide to act up or not pay attention, traditional discipline—like spanking, yelling at, or calmly trying to reason with your son or daughter—usually does not work. Fortunately there are treatment options that can help alleviate the symptoms of ADHD and arm families with the tools needed to better handle problem behaviors when they arise.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/treatment-of-attention-deficit-disorder/000258 - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2501 - Rate This | Details
What Causes Attention Deficit Disorders?
An article describing some of the possible causes of attention deficit disorders. Doctors do not know exactly what causes ADHD. Through the years, they have speculated that toxins, abnormal fetal development, diet, injury or poor parenting are to blame.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/what-causes-attention-deficit-disorders/000249 - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2894 - Rate This | Details
What Disorders are Link to ADHD?
An estimated 50 percent of people with attention deficit disorder (ADHD) also have other behavioral, emotional or academic problems that exist along side the disorder. Many times these other conditions or problems are not properly evaluated, and can complicate the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. This article details on symptoms to watch for and when to diagnose.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/what-disorders-are-linked-to-adhd/000252 - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2229 - Rate This | Details
What Is Attention Deficit Disorder?
Since the early part of this century, doctors have ascribed an array of names to this constellation of behaviors—among them hyperkinesis, hyperactivity, minimal brain damage and minimal brain dysfunction. In the late 1970s, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) became the accepted term. According to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), ADHD is characterized by a “persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity or impulsivity that is more frequent and severe than is typically observed in individuals at a comparable level of development.”
http://psychcentral.com/lib/what-is-attention-deficit-disorder/000254 - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1898 - Rate This | Details
What Makes Ritalin Work?
It’s pretty common knowledge that Ritalin—a prescription drug with the chemical name methylphenidate—is widely prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the United States. Here are answers to the question why the drug Ritalin, so often prescribed for attention deficit disorders, works.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/what-makes-ritalin-work/000256 - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2053 - Rate This | Details
ADD and ADHD Questions & Answers
Questions and answers by NIMH (March 2000)
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/adhd/adhdqa.htm - 11-Oct-2006 - Hits: 239 - Rate This | Details
ADD/ADHD Booklet by NIMH (1996)
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/adhd/adhd.htm - 11-Oct-2006 - Hits: 263 - Rate This | Details
Free ADHD CME for professionals, get educate more you about Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA).
http://adhdinadults.com/ - 6-May-2014 - Hits: 69 - Rate This | Details
Get NutMegged ADHD
All about ADD / ADHD and OCD, with a positive (or at least comical) spin... with love from a nut named Meg. This blog is all about the things that make me tick, the struggles I face and the solutions I've discovered along the way. If I can share something, that I've learned through my struggles, that ends up helping you through yours, then it's all worth it.
Oh, we'll probably laugh at me a little, too. I wholeheartedly believe you gotta be able to laugh at yourself. So, suffer with me, but laugh with me also. Maybe we'll both learn something along the way.
http://getnutmegged.com - 19-May-2014 - Hits: 59 - Rate This | Details
Inattentive ADD Foundation.
We are the First official Inattentive ADD Foundation. A link back to our website would be mutch appreciated. http://www.add-adhd.nl/Inattentive%20ADD%20foundation%20netherlands/start.htm Karin
http://www.sadd.nl/Inattentive%20ADD%20foundation%20netherlands/start.htm - 4-Jul-2007 - Hits: 421 - Rate This | Details
Parent Coping Strategies for ADHD
How can a parent cope with a child who has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Dr. Framingham lists many ways for a parent or caregiver to help the child who may be suffering. Click on this article's link and find out some of the answers you have been wanting to know.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/parent-coping-strategies-for-adhd - 29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 518 - Rate This | Details
Treatment of ADHD in Children
ADHD involves many different aspects to its illness. It can also take quite a toll on the child who has it, as well as the family members and support staff who must help the person get better, day by day. It definitely is worrisome to wonder how to treat ADHD, and in this article, Dr. Haggerty discusses how to deal with treatment issues, such as medication, psychotherapy and more.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/treatment-of-adhd-in-children/00014482 - 3-Apr-2006 - Hits: 425 - Rate This | Details