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What is ADD/ADHD?

ADHD is a problem with inattentiveness, over-activity, impulsivity, or a combination. For these problems to be diagnosed as ADHD, they must be out of the normal range for a child's age and development.

Psychiatrists say ADHD is a neurobehavioral developmental disorder.  

An individual with ADHD finds it much more difficult to focus on something without being distracted. He has greater difficulty in controlling what he is doing or saying and is less able to control how much physical activity is appropriate for a particular situation compared to somebody without ADHD. In other words, a person with ADHD is much more impulsive and restless.

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What type of meds works best for your child?

Started by mmassey1 in General yesterday. 0 Replies

Hello All,My 10 year old son was diagnosed with ADHD in October of 2010.  We have been on Concerta the entire time now.  Our meds have increased over time.  Last year be began taking 72 milligrams.  It has been working.  We are curious what meds…Continue

behavior issues but punisn isnt working

Started by Paula Angeline Rushing in General. Last reply by dancermom on Saturday. 2 Replies

Dear Friendx i have two childrn  a son who is almost 20 and my daughter who is 11  my daughter has been diagnosed with A D D  but she also had brain surgery for Chiari  Malformation whkch means basicly her brain was   compressed down onto her brain…Continue

parenting with adhd

Started by motherwithadha in General. Last reply by July Alive on Saturday. 3 Replies

How do you guys parent when you have adhd? I have a three year old who I get frustrated with sometime and don't know how to control it. I don't ever want to get to my angry stage with her anymore please give me some tips

Pile and File

Started by ArtFish in General. Last reply by Pete Nov 12. 1 Reply

It's a cycle. Right now I have bills and papers stacked on all flat surfaces in my bedroom, including some of the floor. I'm cleaning up, happy that there have been no apparent consequences from this batch of disorder. I have a system for organizing…Continue

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