- Q How does attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affect adults?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyIf you or your spouse has attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD, it can really put a damper on your marriage. The ADHD adult often forgets to carry out important responsibilities like paying bills, has trouble keeping scheduled appointments... Full Answer
- Q How can I get more information on ADHD?
Dr. Douglas Severance, Family MedicineInformation on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is available through national organizations such as the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), and the... Full Answer
- Q What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyAttention deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD is a mental health condition that causes inattention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. Brain scans have shown that 4 areas of the brain responsible for advanced decision-making skills and impulse... Full Answer
- Q How do I know if I have ADHD as an adult?
A diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) requires a series of evaluations that are done by a physician or qualified mental healthcare clinician. Full Answer
- Q Do young people with ADHD have anxiety disorders?
Studies show that about 30% of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a coexisting anxiety disorder. Sometimes, the symptoms of the anxiety disorder go unnoticed by parents or teachers. Still, the child or teen with ADHD and... Full Answer
- Q Is ADHD common today?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a problem for about 4% to 6% of the U.S. population, according to the Attention Deficit Disorder Association. About 8 million to 9 million people in the United States have trouble with ADHD.... Full Answer
- Q Can young girls have the "predominantly inattentive" form of ADHD?
Young girls can have the "predominantly inattentive" form of ADHD, just like they can have the "predominantly impulsive/hyperactive" and "combined" forms. Unfortunately for young kids with the "predominantly inattentive" type, they will often be missed... Full Answer
- Q Does attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) go away with time?
The symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often persist for life. This means that 1% to 2% of adults in the United States struggle with ADHD, but ADHD does go away with time for some people. If your child has mild ADHD... Full Answer
- Q What is Parent to Parent ADHD Training?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineWho better to teach a parent of a kid with ADHD than another parent who’s been there, done that? That’s the idea behind Parent To Parent ADHD Training. It’s a 14-hour course offered in many communities throughout the country. The... Full Answer
- Q How does a child and adolescent psychiatrist help young people with ADHD?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineA child and adolescent (teen) psychiatrist or developmental pediatrician is specifically trained to work with kids and teens. They are tuned into techniques and strategies that work well for this age group. In the case of young people with ADHD, child... Full Answer