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Some signs of the disorder are:
For children with ADHD, these behaviors happen more often than what is considered normal for children their age. Some children with ADHD only have problems with attention, while others deal only with hyperactivity and impulsivity. Most have problems with all three.
Talk to your doctor if you have concerns about ADHD. There is no single test for it, but a full evaluation will help with treatment. Children with ADHD can thrive, but diagnosis and knowing how best to treat it are critical, says the National Resource Center on ADHD. Treatment choices include:
Treatment must be monitored. Long-term monitoring is vital to successfully handling ADHD. Studies show that children with ADHD who stop treatment are at a greater risk for more serious problems later. Other steps to take may involve parent and child training, school programs that support kids with ADHD and family therapy.
Adults can also have ADHD. The National Institute of Mental Health says adults can organize their life by:
Originally published 9/4/2019; Revised 2022
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