The Truth About ADHD

What is ADHD? It stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. ADHD is one of the most common childhood brain disorders and can continue through the teenage years all to the way adulthood.

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Symptoms of ADHD include difficulty focusing, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity. These symptoms can make it difficult for a child with ADHD to succeed in school, get along with other children or adults, or finish tasks at home.

These infographics from The Brain Balance Achievement Centers of Greater Philly share an inside look at ADHD. Scroll down for more resources about ADHD.

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Questions to ask

Whether you’re trying to find out if your child has ADHD, or they have already been diagnosed, there are questions that many parents have about ADHD. To get answers, you can talk about it with your child’s doctor.

These questions from WebMD will help you get the discussion started:

  1. How do I find out if my child has ADHD?
  2. What are the treatments, and how do I know if they are working?
  3. What are the possible side effects of ADHD medications?
  4. What types of therapy may help?
  5. What can I do to help my child succeed in school?