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We Owe a Lot to the “Dean of ADHD”

Dr. Paul H. Wender was the most visible believer in a mental health condition that many people said...

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Is it ADHD? Use Our Checklist of Common Symptoms

Have you noticed patterns of distractibility, hypersensitivity, or forgetfulness in yourself or your child? It could be ADHD... more »

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The Ultimate ADHD Test for Teen Girls

Typical symptoms of ADHD in girls — like daydreaming, non-stop talking, or tardiness — are too often shrugged... more »

Treating Children with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)

OCD and ADHD: The Polar Opposites That Are Not

Fidgety distractibility is a common sign of ADHD. It may also be a red flag for obsessive-compulsive disorder... more »

ADHD in children and oppositional defiant disorder often occur alongside, even in adults.

"Why Is My Child So Angry?"

A whopping 40% of children with ADHD also develop oppositional defiant disorder — a condition marked by chronic... more »

Young children, holding hands and jumping. How to know if your child has ADHD.

Are You Sure It's Attention Deficit?

Your child's symptoms may look a lot like ADHD. But hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity could be rooted in... How will you know? »

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3 Truly Terrible (and Common) Ways to Diagnose ADHD

Too often, doctors diagnose ADHD without considering all of the symptoms and other conditions that may cause them... more »

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