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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...

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Lifestyle

ADHD: When Cabin Fever Strikes

Strategies to help fight feeling restless, bored, and antsy.

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Symptoms

ADHD, Distraction and Finishing Things

When I was a kid, every once in a while I would hear my dad swear as he hit his head on a cabinet door I had left open. It was a really bad habit of mine. I would open cabinets doors and never, I mean never, remember to close them. Actually, nothing’...

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Symptoms

ADHD and Indecisiveness

Photo by Artur84, Freedigitalphotos.net Every day is filled with decisions. What to have for breakfast? What to wear today? Should I do my math homework first, or should I read first? Then there are the big decisions. Should I take this new job? Shou...

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Symptoms

ADD vs. ADHD: Is One Better (or Worse) than the Other?

ADD and ADHD are distinct conditions, though they share many of the same symptoms. Their differences do not make one better or worse than the other, but gaining a proper understanding of each condition will arm you with the information you need to cr...

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Risk Factors

ADHD and SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

The factors that put people with ADHD more at risk for SAD, and the different treatment options available.

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Risk Factors

The Link Between ADHD Meds and Parkinson's Disease Risk

People with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be at higher risk for developing Parkinson’s disease and Parkinson’s-like syndromes.

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Medication

Pros and Cons of Using Strattera

Stimulant medications like Adderall and Ritalin aren't for everyone. An alternative is Strattera. Learn about its pros and cons.

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Work

5 Mistakes Adults with ADHD Make at Work

Succeeding at work can be difficult for adults with ADHD. Lack of focus, procrastination, lateness, and disorganization are common. Avoid these five common mistakes made by adults with ADHD at work and work around your symptoms.

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Living With

12 Things High School Students with ADD/ADHD Want Their Teachers to Know

Attention, teachers! What does your high-school student wish you knew about ADHD? Find out by reading this list compiled by teens with ADHD.