- Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Frequently Asked Questions
- Related Terms: ADHD, Attention Deficit Disorder, Childhood hyperkinesis, ADD
- What is ADHD?
- What are the symptoms of ADHD?
- How is ADHD diagnosed?
- What treatments are available for ADHD?
- Related Condition Support Groups
- Related Drug Support Groups
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Frequently Asked Questions
Related Terms: ADHD, Attention Deficit Disorder, Childhood hyperkinesis, ADD
If you’re looking for information on Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), you’ve come to the right place. Below are some frequently asked questions about this condition:
What is ADHD?
ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects both children and adults. It is characterized by symptoms such as inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.
What are the symptoms of ADHD?
The symptoms of ADHD can vary depending on the individual, but some common ones include difficulty paying attention, forgetfulness, fidgeting, interrupting others, and difficulty completing tasks.
How is ADHD diagnosed?
ADHD is typically diagnosed by a healthcare professional, such as a doctor or psychologist. They will evaluate the individual’s symptoms and may use tools such as questionnaires or rating scales to help with the diagnosis.
What treatments are available for ADHD?
Treatments for ADHD may include medication, behavioral therapy, or a combination of both. Medications such as stimulants or non-stimulants can help manage symptoms, while behavioral therapy can help individuals learn coping strategies and improve their social skills.
Related Condition Support Groups
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ADHD, you may also be interested in joining a support group for individuals with Oppositional Defiant Disorder.
Related Drug Support Groups
Some common medications used to treat ADHD include Adderall, Vyvanse, Ritalin, and Strattera. If you have questions about these medications or others, you may find it helpful to join a drug support group.