Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – NIMH

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Definition Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and into adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (over-activity). Additional information about ADHD can be found on the NIMH Health Topics page on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Trends in Prevalence of … Read more

Taking Meds for ADHD: We Finally Know What Predicts Adherence in Kids

William T. Basco, Jr, MD, MS October 30, 2018 What are the factors that predict adherence with ADHD medication? A prospective longitudinal cohort study[1] attempted to answer that question by examining a range of demographic and clinical characteristics that may predict improved adherence. These included physician behaviors and practices; parental practices, including several qualitative measures; family beliefs about … Read more

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