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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 »

Does your child have ADHD or autism?

Is It ADHD or Autism? Or Both?

Could your child with ADHD also have an autism spectrum disorder — or was the original diagnosis incorrect?... Coexisting autism and adhd »

Understanding Hyperfocus

What Is ADHD Hyperfocus?

A common—but confusing—symptom of ADHD is called "hyperfocus," or the ability to zero in intensely on an interesting... more »

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ADHD and Hormones: Symptoms in Teen Girls, Women

ADHD symptoms change during the course of a woman’s life. Here, we outline four stages — from puberty... more »

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ADHD Treated, Tics Tamed

"We traded in one problem for another!" You've finally found a medication that manages your child's ADHD symptoms..... Controlling your child's tics »

Is it possible to diagnose preschool-age children with ADHD?

Is Preschool Too Early to Diagnose ADHD?

ADHD is traditionally diagnosed after age 6. But if your preschool student is abnormally hyperactive or impulsive, new... more »

Hypersensitivity to sound could be a sign of auditory processing disorder.

Could Your Child Have Auditory Processing Disorder?

Does your child struggle to block out background noise, follow conversations or pronounce words correctly? Is she hypersensitive... more »

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