What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that can occur in children and adolescents but often persists into adulthood. There are a lot of misconceptions about what causes ADHD, the role of the environment, cultural factors leading to over-diagnosis and the safety of treatments for the condition. There has been a  41% rise in ADHD diagnosis in the past decade.

Evidence based treatments for ADHD include stimulants, atomoxetine, guanfacine bupropion and non medication treatments like behavioral parent  training and summer treatment programs. Adults with ADHD may benefit from CBT, DBT and time management training.

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What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?