Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderInfo Center

Anesthesia Raises Risk of ADHD
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder related to attentiveness and overactivity . Though there is no single cause of ADHD, exposure to anesthesia may increase risk.
Kindergarten Has Lifelong Payoff
By the time a child enters kindergarten at around five years of age, certain learning and social skills have already been established. But autonomy, control and self-confidence during this time has big effects for life.
Exercise with ADHD
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) struggle with scattered thoughts and excess energy - and researchers suggest exercise might help them.
Whole Foods and ADHD
As another year begins, individuals starting a new diet may be interested to know that the food they consume affects more than just their waistline.
Comparing Childhood Mental Illnesses
When do mental illnesses start to display symptoms? A recent study shed light on the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in children, and the differences between the United States and another country.
Outside Risk Factors for ADHD
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) causes kids who suffer from it to have difficulty focusing and controlling their impulses, which makes it difficult to do well in school and sometimes to get along socially.
Respite from Tics
While ADHD has been known to cause academic challenges for children and adolescents, tic disorders that sometimes accompany ADHD can affect a youth's social confidence as well.
Freeing the Mind to Focus
The Adderall / Focalin  question has long faced newly diagnosed ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) patients and their parents. So can science, with the precision of its methods and the weight of its authority, decide the matter?
The ADHD Difference
Although many consider the recent rise in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder to be suspect, the unique brain chemistry of ADHD patients suggests evidence to the contrary.
ADHD Defects and Differences
As ADHD becomes a commonplace acronym in our society, how many people are aware that the disorder affects patients differently?