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ADHD Quiz

Hyperactive? Can't focus? ADHD affects kids and adults alike. Take this quiz to see how much you know about it.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

True or false: ADHD -- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder -- runs in families.

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The correct answer is: This is true. The exact cause is not clear, but ADHD tends to run in families.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

Ritalin, a common drug used to treat ADHD, is what kind of medication?

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The correct answer is: Ritalin and Adderall are stimulants and members of the most common class of drugs used to treat ADHD.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

What side effects may be caused by stimulants?

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The correct answer is: All of the above are side effects caused by stimulants. Most side effects are minor and may disappear if dosages are changed.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

True or false: Children of divorced parents are twice as likely to be on Ritalin.

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The correct answer is: One recent study shows that children of divorce are twice as likely to be on Ritalin. Although studies are mixed as to whether ADHD drugs are overprescribed, there has been a 300 percent increase worldwide in ADHD prescriptions since 1993.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

What other kinds of drugs are sometimes prescribed for ADHD?

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The correct answer is: Blood pressure drugs are sometimes prescribed for ADHD. In addition, some antidepressants and the nonstimulant drug Strattera may be prescribed for ADHD, especially in adults.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

True or false: Hyperactivity in kids can be caused by eating sugar.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Most studies don't show a link between activity levels and sugar intake. However, kids may experience a brief surge of energy after eating sugar, followed by a period of inactivity.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

Eliminating which of the following from a diet can improve ADHD symptoms?

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The correct answer is: Elimination diets have shown no noteworthy effects in treating ADHD, but children should eat a well- balanced diet.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

True or false: Adults with ADHD are more likely to get divorced, smoke and have more substance-abuse problems than adults without ADHD.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Adults with ADHD are more likely to get divorced, smoke and have more substance-abuse problems than adults without ADHD. They are are also less likely to enter college, and fewer adults with ADHD graduate.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

When did medical professionals add the word "hyperactivity" to the term ADD, making the condition ADHD?

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The correct answer is: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders was revised in 1994 to include "hyperactivity" in the term for Attention Deficit Disorder. Doctors realized that many people with ADD also had problems with hyperactivity and impulsivity.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

What is sensory integration (SI) dysfunction?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. SI dysfunction is a condition that cannot respond to sensory messages, that could be related to ADHD and is often treated by occupational therapists.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

How many kids in the U.S. have ADHD?

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The correct answer is: Estimates suggest that about 2 million children in the U.S., or 3 percent to 5 percent, have ADHD.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

True or false: Girls are more likely to have ADHD than boys.

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The correct answer is: This is false. In fact, boys are three times more likely to have ADHD.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

How long does it take for Ritalin to make a difference in children with ADHD?

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The correct answer is: It usually takes about two weeks before Ritalin causes a noticeable difference in children with ADHD.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

Which of the following is also a risk factor for ADHD?

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The correct answer is: Smoking during pregnancy is thought to be linked to ADHD; so are low birth weight and premature delivery.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

True or false: ADHD manifests itself differently in girls; for example, a girl may have "predominantly inattentive" ADHD and still be successful in class.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Girls often have "predominantly inattentive" ADHD, which may make it hard for them to concentrate on a subject or task that does not seem interesting. But she may still be making good grades. Children with this type of ADHD are doing satisfactorily but are not working to their potential.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

How frequently should children with ADHD take their medications?

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The correct answer is: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children receive treatment seven days a week. Some pediatricians may reduce dosages during academic down periods like summer when symptoms won't affect performance.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

True or False: Your parenting style can cause ADHD.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Studies have shown that parenting style has no effect on ADHD, even if parents often feel they are to blame for their children's condition.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

What percentage of kids with ADHD benefit from medications?

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The correct answer is: About three out of four kids benefit from ADHD drugs. For others, behavioral therapy and educational support may help treat the condition.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

True or false: It's possible to have an attention deficit without having problems with hyperactivity -- and still have ADHD.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Children and adults who have extreme difficulties paying attention without signs of excess hyperactivity have a type of ADHD called predominantly inattentive.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

At what age can a child be diagnosed with ADHD?

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The correct answer is: Children can be diagnosed as early as 4 years of age.

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Whether you refer to it as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)it's the same disorder. Impulsive behavior, hyperactivity, difficulty concentrating are symptomsand children and adults ...

can have them. Can't sit still, can't finish projects, always forgetfulthese are also part of the pattern. With medications and therapy, it's possible to control these impulses and live a more normal, productive life.
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