ADHD is diagnosed more often in boys than in girls. Boys are more likely to have the combined type of ADHD. Girls are more likely to have the predominantly inattentive type.
ADHD tends to run in families. A child who has a parent or sibling with ADHD has an increased risk of also developing ADHD.
Some research suggests that maternal alcohol use, drug abuse, and cigarette smoking during pregnancy may lead to the development of ADHD in...Read more
ADHD is often diagnosed when a child reaches school age although many parents say they knew something was "wrong" or "different" for... Read more »
Some doctors are prescribing medications for ADHD, such as Adderall, to help children do better in school - whether they have ADHD or not... Read more »
ADHD doesn't just impact the life of the person that has been diagnosed, it can affect on every life around them. So is the case with... Read more »
Wide arrays of symptoms indicate the presence of ADHD. A common ADHD symptom is the difficulty or inability to sustain attention. Other symptoms... Read more »
Over the years, we have seen specials on television, read books and articles, all on Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity. More often than... Read more »
You have ADD: you have trouble at company meetings, you find yourself constantly daydreaming and being snapped back to paying attention when someone... Read more »
Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
ADHD can pose challenges for children and their families.Emotional ProblemsChildren with ADHD, especially those who also have anxiety or depression... Read more »