ADHD

People with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking about what the result will be), or be overly active. Although ADHD can't be cured, it can be successfully managed and some symptoms may improve ...1

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Symptoms of ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a problem of not being able to focus, being overactive, not being able control behavior, or a combination of these. ...Source: MentalHealth.gov (DHHS)2 ...

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Complications of ADHD

Children with ADHD have difficulty performing well in school, interacting with other children, and following through on tasks. Adults with ADHD are often extremely distractible and have significant difficulties with organization. ...Source: SAMHSA (DHHS)3 ...

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Causes of ADHD

What causes ADHD? No one knows for sure. ADHD probably stems from interactions between genes and environmental or non-genetic factors. ADHD often runs in families. Researchers have found that much of the risk of having ADHD has to do ...4

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Causes List for ADHD

Some possible causes of ADHD or similar disorders may include:5

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Types of ADHD

Some people with ADHD have mainly inattentive symptoms. Some have mainly hyperactive and impulsive symptoms. Others have a combination of different symptom types. Those with mostly inattentive symptoms are sometimes said to have attention deficit disorder (ADD). They tend to ...6

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Diagnosis of ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a problem of not being able to focus, being overactive, not being able control behavior, or a combination of these. For these problems to be diagnosed as ADHD, they must be out of the ...7

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Genetics of ADHD

Current research suggests that ADHD has a high degree of heritability, however, the exact gene or constellation of genes that give rise to the disorder are not known. ...Source: SAMHSA (DHHS)8 ...

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Risk Factors for ADHD

Environmental risk factors may include low birth weight, smoking and alcohol use during pregnancy, exposure to lead, and history of child maltreatment. ...Source: SAMHSA (DHHS)9 ...

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Treatments: ADHD

How do children with ADHD get better? Children with ADHD can get better with treatment, but there is no cure. There are three basic types of treatment:

  1. Medication. Several medications can help. The most common types are called stimulants. Medications ...
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Research for ADHD

Researchers have been studying what might cause ADHD. The condition tends to run in families, but experts believe many complex factors may play a role. Studies suggest that some aspects of brain development can be delayed by 2 or 3 ...11

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References

  1. Source: CDC NCBDDD: cdc.gov/ ncbddd/ adhd/ 
  2. Source: MentalHealth.gov (DHHS): mentalhealth.gov/ what-to-look-for/ behavioral-disorders/ adhd.html
  3. Source: SAMHSA (DHHS): samhsa.gov/ disorders/ mental
  4. Source: NIMH (NIH): nimh.nih.gov/ health/ publications/ attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-basics/ index.shtml
  5. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  6. Source: MentalHealth.gov (DHHS): mentalhealth.gov/ what-to-look-for/ behavioral-disorders/ adhd.html
  7. ibid.
  8. Source: SAMHSA (DHHS): samhsa.gov/ disorders/ mental
  9. ibid.
  10. Source: NIMH (NIH): nimh.nih.gov/ health/ publications/ attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-basics/ index.shtml
  11. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ issue/ sep2014/ feature2

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