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How Does ADHD Affect Thinking Skills?
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can make school hard for some kids. Certain thinking skills may be most affected by attention issues.
In the ER for ADHD Rx Misuse
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can make it hard to concentrate and to do a variety of daily tasks. While medications can help patients with ADHD, those same medications are frequently abused.
Good Use of Medicine Key for Adult ADHD
Medicine for adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can help with symptoms. But if patients don't follow their doctors' orders, medicine might not be so helpful.
Counting Sheep for Kids with ADHD
One of the challenges of parenting can involve helping children maintain healthy sleep habits. Children with conditions like ADHD may need even more help with sleep.
Risky Behaviors From ADHD
Kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may struggle in school. When they grow up, they may take more risks.
When ADHD is a Female Problem
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a well known and common disorder. In fact, PubMed Health reports that it is “the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder of childhood” and affects around 3 to 5 percent of children.
Kids' ADHD Rates Rise Over Decade
Being impulsive and easily distracted can be typical childhood behaviors. If these behaviors happen constantly and interfere with a child's ability to function, however, it may be ADHD.
Teens With ADHD May Struggle at Work
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can cause problems for kids in school. And the effects of ADHD on teens may be long lasting.
Kids' Behavior Linked to Food Insecurity
Food insecurity is the term used to describe children who are not sure about when and if good food will be available to them. Food insecurity may affect kids' behavior.
Adding to ADHD
ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, can include problems with focusing, paying attention and controlling behaviors. Obviously, this disorder alone comes with its own challenges and difficulties. However, ADHD may not be the only disorder that patients have to cope with. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness ( NAMI ), “Over one-half of children living with ADHD live with at least one other major mental health condition.” What are the most common of these coexisting conditions for ADHD? And how do patients and families cope? Depression Be...