ADHD

Bryte Daniel Corbett

Attention - Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD is a behavioral condition that makes focusing on everyday requests and routines challenging. ADHD can not be cured, but treatment may help. Treatments include medication and talk therapy. Attention - Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness.

ADHD often begins in childhood and can persist into adulthood. It may contribute to low self-esteem, troubled relationships, and difficulty at school or work.


Symptoms include limited attention and hyperactivity.


Treatments include medication and talk therapy.

Medications

Methylphenidate (Concerta), Atomoxetine (Strattera), Dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine), Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse), Clonidine, Dexmethylphenidate (Focalin), Amphetamine, Guanfacine (Intuniv)

Therapies: Support group, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Anger management, Counseling psychology, Family therapy, Applied behavior analysis

Specialists

Primary care provider (PCP): Prevents, diagnoses, and treats diseases.

Clinical psychologist: Treats mental disorders primarily with talk therapy.

Psychiatrist: Treats mental disorders primarily with medications.

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Do I have ADHD?


    If you think your child might have ADHD, take the ADHD test for kids. Adults who think they may have ADD should consult with a physician or other licensed mental health practitioner, and ask about an ADHD test. Treatments are available that can help reduce these symptoms substantially. Symptoms include limited attention and hyperactivity.


    People may experience:


    Behavioral: aggression, excitability, fidgeting, hyperactivity, impulsivity, irritability, lack of restraint, or persistent repetition of words or actions

    Cognitive: absent-mindedness, difficulty focusing, forgetfulness, problem paying attention, or short attention span

    Mood: anger, anxiety, boredom, excitement, or mood swings

    Also common: depression or learning disability



Percentages of people in the United States who suffer with ADHD.

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