Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderInfo Center

Risky Behaviors From ADHD
Kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may struggle in school. When they grow up, they may take more risks.
Kids' ADHD Rates Rise Over Decade
Being impulsive and easily distracted can be typical childhood behaviors. If these behaviors happen constantly and interfere with a child's ability to function, however, it may be ADHD.
Teens With ADHD May Struggle at Work
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can cause problems for kids in school. And the effects of ADHD on teens may be long lasting.
Kids' Behavior Linked to Food Insecurity
Food insecurity is the term used to describe children who are not sure about when and if good food will be available to them. Food insecurity may affect kids' behavior.
When Babies' Oxygen Runs Low
A number of pregnancy conditions can restrict the flow of oxygen to the baby. Researchers are learning more about how these conditions might affect children later on.
Defendant, Did You Take Your Meds Today?
There's a common misconception that all criminals are mentally ill or those with psychiatric disorders are more likely to commit crimes. Neither may be true – if the illness is treated. But untreated mental health conditions may play a role in some crimes.
The Lasting Effects of Childhood ADHD
A child diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may face difficulty learning, but what is the quality of life for these children years later? As adults, they may face even greater challenges.
Kids: Move More, Focus Better
The benefits of exercise go on and on for people of all ages. But for children with ADHD, physical activity may help concentration too.
Bullies Need Love Too
Most of the discussion about bullying focuses on a bully's victims. But the bullies themselves may be dealing with their own issues which contribute to their bad behavior.
One Fish, Two Fish, Go Low-Mercury Fish
One of the foods pregnant women need to watch out for is fish. They are advised to avoid fish with too much mercury. But eating fish with lower mercury levels might be a good idea.