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ADHD

ADHD—sometimes also called ADD—makes it difficult to stay on top of the multiple tasks of daily life, especially complex tasks that require organization, planning, and sustained focus. But while ADHD can be challenging, it doesn’t have to derail your life. There are many things you can do to help yourself or your child stay focused, turn chaos into calm, and manage the symptoms of distraction, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. 

ADHD in Children

While it's normal for children to occasionally forget their homework, daydream in class, or get fidgety at the dinner table, these can also be signs of ADHD. The first step to helping your child is to recognize the symptoms.

ADHD Parenting Tips

Life with a child with ADHD can be frustrating and overwhelming, but as a parent there is a lot you can do to help control symptoms, overcome daily challenges, and bring greater calm to your family.

ADHD Tests and Diagnosis

Most people feel scattered, unfocused, or distracted at times. That’s why it’s important to get a professional diagnosis to determine if the symptoms actually point to ADHD.

ADHD and School

School creates multiple challenges for kids with ADHD, but as a parent, you can work with your child and their teacher to implement practical strategies for learning.

Teaching Students with ADHD

Students who exhibit ADHD’s hallmark symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity can be frustrating. But there are ways to help them focus without disrupting the whole class.

Treatment for Children with ADHD

Treatment for ADHD isn’t just about taking medication. There are many other effective treatments that can help kids with ADHD.

ADHD In Adults

If you find yourself constantly late, disorganized, forgetful, and overwhelmed by your responsibilities, you may have ADHD. But help is available—and learning about ADHD is the first step.

Tips for Managing Adult ADHD

If you have ADHD, everything from paying the bills on time to keeping up with work, family, and social demands can seem overwhelming. But these tips can help you cope with symptoms, get focused, and turn chaos into calm.

Adult ADHD and Relationships

Relationships where one or both people have ADHD can be troubled by misunderstandings, frustrations, and resentments. But there are ways to build a healthier, happier partnership.

Treatment for Adult ADHD

Are you an adult struggling with ADHD? There are many safe, effective treatments that can help—and treatment doesn’t necessarily mean pills or doctors’ offices.

Medication for ADHD

Medication can help reduce symptoms of ADHD, but it comes with side effects and risks—and it's not the only treatment option.