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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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advice on dteectinh ADHD/ ADD plesr

Started by Keran in General. Last reply by Keran 15 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi, my eldest son is 6 years old and I'm struggling quite a bit with him. I would like some advice on how people knew they or they're child had ADHD/ADD. Also how you get diagnosed. He is a lovely boy when he wants to be, cuddly and affectionate but…Continue

Teens and homework

Started by Shelly in General. Last reply by Shelly 18 hours ago. 3 Replies

How do you get a 15 year old to do homework without having to fight? Continue

Help me rewrite our site's definition of What is ADHD?

Started by dancermom in General. Last reply by dancermom 23 hours ago. 21 Replies

I confess I'm not really fond of the description of ADHD that is front and center on our Main Page. It sounds like it was written by someone who never met anybody with ADHD. Would you help me rewrite it? I can take your ideas and collate them, and…Continue


Started by mjstokes05 in General. Last reply by dancermom 23 hours ago. 3 Replies

My son was diagnosed in May 2014 with Adhd. His therapist keeps telling me to use charts and visualsee to keep him on track. Does any one know of or have any good sources to find or make charts? She says to keep them simple so what do I put on it,…Continue

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