ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis

How is ADHD diagnosed? What can you do if you believe your child has been misdiagnosed with ADHD? Learn more about the symptoms of ADHD in children and adults, how the disorder is diagnosed including information on misdiagnosis.

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  • Attention Deficit Disorder: A History Timeline
    You may think that ADD or ADHD is a fairly new, trendy diagnosis, but in fact it was first described in the medical literature at the end of the 18th century, and only began to be understood in the latter half of the 20th century.
  • How is ADHD Diagnosed in Children and Adults?
    Although the number of people being told they have ADHD is on the rise there is no single test to diagnose it. So, how is ADHD diagnosed? In this article you will find out more about the diagnostic criteria for children and adults and the specifics of a thorough diagnosis.
  • Understand ADD Symptoms to Understand Your Child
    Attention deficit disorder affects almost 10 percent of children aged 4 to 17, and it will continue to affect 60 percent of them into adulthood. Understanding your child’s attention deficit disorder symptoms can make an immense difference in both your lives.
  • Facts about ADHD Hyperactivity
    ADHD hyperactivity can be shrouded with myths and misconceptions that further perpetuate erroneous ideas of what this neurobehavioral disorder truly is all about. Therefore, we’ll provide a compelling list of facts about this component of ADHD to set the record straight.
  • Hyperactivity and Impulsivity in ADHD: Your Child's Bill of Rights
    When parents are confronted with their children’s symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity in ADHD, they become frustrated. Identifying symptoms of each and formulating an action plan for dealing with them makes life much easier--for parent and child.
  • Living with ADHD: An ADHD Case Study
    If my son were to be enrolled in an ADHD case study, it would be for one where participants are not taking an ADHD medication. I’m going to be watching, encouraging, reminding and pushing him for longer than I did his big brother. Every day is a new learning experience.
  • Some Insights into Predominantly Hyperactive Impulsive Type ADHD
    What are the different kinds of ADHD? In a nutshell, they include inattentive, impulsive, distractible and hyperactive subtypes. Each diagnosis is different for each person--one may have inattentive, hyperactive and impulsive while another may suffer from hyperactive and impulsive ADHD.
  • The Signs of ADD in Boys
    Parents often notice personality and behavior changes in their boys between the ages of 5 and 16 years old. Some of these changes are normal development while others can be signs of ADD. Read on to find out about the most common signs of add in boys that fall into this age range category.
  • What are Hyperactivity Symptoms?
    Does your child have hyperactivity, or is he simply very active? This article will explore hyperactivity symptoms, as well as how those symptoms apply to your child.
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