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Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

Donna D'Alessandro, M.D.
Lindsay Huth, B.A.
Peer Review Status: Internally Reviewed
Creation Date: October 2001
Last Revision Date: April 2002

Common Questions, Quick Answers

What is AD/HD?

What causes AD/HD?

Who can get AD/HD?

Do children with AD/HD have other disorders?

What are the signs of AD/HD?
Many children have a hard time paying attention and following directions once in awhile. Children with AD/HD have difficulty more often. Their behavior causes regular problems. The symptoms of AD/HD are different for each subtype:

Inattentive subtype

Hyperactive-impulsive subtype

Combined subtype

How is AD/HD diagnosed?

How is AD/HD treated?
Each child is different, so treatment varies. Treatment may include:

Behavior Training
Treating Other Problems

What can parents and teachers do to help?

When should I call the doctor?

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