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Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)is characterized by inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. Learn all about ADHD causes and treatments.

ADHD Resources

If your child has been recently diagnosed with ADHD, you may be wondering what you can do to help treat it. Visit these web sites to learn more about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

For 64 Percent of Kids with ADHD, Food is the Cause

It's scary to think that over 5 million children in this country are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and of those children, 3 million are medicated each year.

How can you entertain kids with ADHD?

Children who have ADHD tend to respond well to activities that require discipline and focus. You can learn more about how to keep kids with ADHD entertained by reading this article.

Can food allergies cause ADHD?

Clinical data suggests that food allergies can cause ADHD. Learn whether food allergies can cause ADHD in this article.

Natural Ways to Combat Attention Deficit Disorder

Over 2 million children have been diagnosed with ADHD, leading to extensive dosing of prescription medication to control symptoms, but is there an alternative way to treat the effects? Learn about natural ways to combat ADHD.

How is parenting children with ADHD different?

Parenting children with ADHD may be more difficult and require more patience than parenting a child without the disorder. What kind of approach should you take to best care for your child?

Activities for Kids with ADHD

It can be difficult to get a child with ADHD to sit for long periods of time. When you're looking for something for them to do outside of school hours, ditch the TV or video games in favor of activities that promote focus and discipline.

ADHD Overview

Sometimes an unruly, out-of-control kid isn't just misbehaving. ADHD affects quite a few people, but it's a condition that manages to attract a lot of controversy. Is ADHD a case of too much sugar, bad parenting or something more complex?

ADHD and Autism

Thanks to research and advances in technology, researches have been able to study a possible link between autism and ADHD. Check out autism, common signs, and treatment options.

Is Ritalin treatment safe for preschool children?

With the release of the first long-term study of the effects of Ritalin on children aged three to five years, the ADHD debate has gained new steam.

ADHD: Keys To Proper Diagnosis

ADHD is a common, treatable disorder, but it's often associated with significant prejudice and unfair bias. How can we make certain that it is properly diagnosed?