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The 411 on ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can be treated in a variety of different ways.
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Check out this situation - a friend of yours is really crazy-hyper and it's kind of funny at first, but then it gets on your nerves. You want them to just chill out, and they try, but just can't. They might have ADHD.

ADHD - What is ADHD?

ADHD is Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. Look around you - five out of one hundred kids you know may have it. We all get bored at times, can't sit still, lose focus or throw a temper tantrum. With ADHD, you can have all of the above but it can really mess up things at home, school and with your buds.

ADHD - The Cause

Even though it's being studied by doctors, the exact cause of ADHD is unknown. Many believe it has something to do with issues in the brain, but nothing specific has been discovered. It seems as though ADHD is genetic, which means it runs in families, so check your family tree to see if others may have suffered from similar behavioral issues.

ADHD - The Treatment

ADHD can be treated. All kinds of people, from movie stars to athletic superstars, have ADHD. They talk about growing up with it and how they have succeeded inspite of it. With ADHD, you can still work hard in school and do well, but you may need help with study skills or even need medication. If you think you need a prescription, you and your family should talk to a medical professional who can diagnose you and prescribe something appropriate.

ADHD - Dos and Don'ts

  • Be patient with yourself and others.
  • Don't tease people at school if they need extra time or extra help.
  • Don't dare them to do stupid things (people with ADHD may find it harder to say no and stop themselves).
  • Stay away from drugs and alcohol (drugs and alcohol can make you more impulsive).

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brunostar

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O_o
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AngelBoy192

AngelBoy192 wrote:

Attention-Deficit Hypera...... HAY LOOK, A BUTTERFLY!
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