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Living With

How Well Do You Truly Understand Adult ADHD?

Find out if you know as much about adult ADHD as you think, from treatment options to the number of Americans living with this condition.

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Parenting

Does My Kid Have ADHD? 9 Signs to Look For

It's not always easy to tell the difference between typical kid energy and behaviors that point to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Knowing these symptoms can help.

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Doctor & Patient

Where to Find Help for ADHD

You or your child has been diagnosed with ADHD. Now what? Eileen Bailey provides a practical guide of where to go for help.

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Back to School

How to Help Your Child With ADHD Rock the School Year

Real talk about how to work with your child’s school to set realistic expectations and offer maximum support for the school year. You got this!

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Therapy Tips

We asked three experts for their best advice. Here’s what they said.

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Your ADHD Daily Plan

Parenting a child with ADHD can be a bumpy road. Here are 10 expert tips to help smooth out the rough spots.

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Your Doctor-Visit Prep ToolBox

To help you have a more meaningful and productive doctor visit, here are tools, trackers, and preparation tips for your next appointment.

HealthCentral ADHD Guide 2019

ADHD Magazine Download

The ADHD guide is filled with professional advice, news, tips, and tools to help you manage your condition or your love one’s and help prepare for the next doctor visit.

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Medication

Monkeys on ADHD Meds Don't Show Signs of Heart Damage

A common stimulant medication used to treat ADHD probably does not cause heart damage, according to a long-term study funded by the NIH.

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Symptoms

ADHD and Stuttering

A question we sometimes receive on ADHD Central is about whether or not stuttering is somehow associated with having ADHD. Some of you have asked about stuttering with relation to certain ADHD medications and some of you have asked if adults with ADH...

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Risk Factors

Why Adults with ADHD Are Smokers

You know the dangers. You know smoking cigarettes greatly increases your risk of lung cancer, heart disease and other health problems. But you can’t seem to quit. If you have ADHD your chances of smoking are increased. Numerous studies have shown tha...

Meet the Experts

Eileen Bailey
Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
Health Writer

Since 2004, Dr. Davenport has shared her passion for health and knowledge of the psycho-social aspects of chronic diseases with the HealthCentral community.

Jerry Kennard, Ph.D.
Medical Reviewer

Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.