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ADHD

ADHD

abbr.
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

a childhood mental disorder with onset before 7 years of age and involving impaired or diminished attention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. Also called hyperactive child syndrome in the twentieth century.

ADHD

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. See Attention-deficit disorder.

ADHD

Abbreviation for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; a disorder characterized by a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity.
Mentioned in: Conduct Disorder

ADHD,

n.pr See disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity.

ADHD

Abbreviation for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Patient discussion about ADHD

Q. What Is ADHD? I have heard parents talking about ADHD at my son’s school. What exactly is this syndrome?

A. I am a mother of 4 children, all of whom have been diagnosed with ADHD as was I. My youngest son and daughter took medication for ADHD (Adderall). I found that it made my son very zombie-like. He showed little to no emotion and when he did it was mostly anger and aggression. I spoke with his Psychiatrist and we adjusted his meds. This unfortunately did not work. But his psych. said that the benefits of the drug outweighed the bad side effects. I slowly weened him off the meds. It takes a lot more patience to get him to do his homework and an IEP (individual education plan) at school has helped a great deal. You can request this at any public school. My daughter on the other hand takes a very low dose of adderall and is doing just fine. They are both in counseling to learn how to deal with ADHD and are doing fine. I also think that this diagnosis is used way too much. It might be a symptom to a bigger problem or something stressful the child is experiencing.

Q. Is ADHD hereditary? I had ADHD as a young boy. Does this mean my children will have ADHD too?

A. I have to tell you people - this is really bad news. As a kid I just couldn't sit still which was hell at school... what are the chances are that our child will suffer from it? Is there anything me and my wife can do to prevent it?

Q. Is adhd an illness? what happens if not treated at all? can it just pass by itself?

A. ok, good to know. I hear more and more people talking about adhd lately.
Was it only discovered recently?

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With more professionals becoming aware of male/female differences in the manifestation of ADHD in children, the disorder's gender gap is shrinking.
Adults who think they may have ADHD can take the first step toward recognizing the symptoms of the disorder by answering the six-question World Health Organization (WHO) adult ADHD screener, available at www.
In contrast, elementary school students with ADHD typically receive daily doses of between 15 mg and 50 mg.
This strategy addresses the observation that many students with ADHD tended to be very egocentric, as if their personal reality is the only one to exist.
The most recent set of criteria for a diagnosis of ADHD as listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (APA 2000) (see textbox) reflects the theory that ADHD is made up of two major dimensions: inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity.
OHI is the main special education category under which students with ADHD who have no coexisting disabilities may be served.
Recent treatment research has established that medication is more effective for treating ADHD symptoms compared to behavioral interventions and individual psychological treatment--though the latter approaches are very effective for the additional problems that tend to occur along with ADHD.
Is comorbidity with ADHD a marker for juvenile-onset mania?
After 10 years, 112 patients with ADHD and 105 controls remained in the study.
Just about anyone, child or adult, can be diagnosed with ADHD, and because it's not based on any physical abnormality, those people can't be cured," Dr.
The government position is that diet changes won't help most children with ADD or ADHD.