ADD & ADHD

Children with attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be impulsive and have short attention spans. Learn the symptoms and treatments for children with ADD and ADHD.

Why the Key to Treating ADHD Goes Beyond Medication

Most kids who've been diagnosed with attention-deficit disorder aren't getting the right mix of medication and behavioral management that can make all the difference.

ADD Questions Answered

Child and adolescent psychiatrist Peter Jensen, M.D., tells parents how to recognize and cope with their children's attention disorders.

10 ADD/ADHD Myths

Confused about exactly what Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) really are? Here are 10 common myths -- and the scientific facts to dispel them -- that surround these conditions, now both referred to in the medical community as ADHD.

Should You Medicate Your Child Who Has ADHD?

Putting your child on long-term medication is never an easy decision. These are the pros and cons.

Parents: Do You Have ADHD?

ADHD has a strong genetic component, so your child may not be the only one in the family with the diagnosis. Here are some common symptoms of ADHD in adults.

Best Toys for Kids With ADHD

Expert picks for items that engage and entertain.

Could You Have ADHD Too?

One in four parents of kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder also have ADHD.

The Best Activities for Kids With ADHD

How to find the ideal sport or activity for your child with ADHD

What's the Difference Between ADD and ADHD?

Doctors are no longer using the term ADD to describe a lack of focus and problems with organization. We explain why.

Diagnosed With ADHD: What You Need to Know

A diagnosis of ADHD can be overwhelming. Here's how to best care and advocate for your child.

8 New Facts About ADHD

Determining whether or not kids have ADHD is harder than you think. We set the record straight about diagnosis, drug dangers, and more.

Understanding Treatment Plans for ADHD

Dr. Harold Koplewicz, President of the Child Mind Institute, and Diane Debrover, Deputy Editor of Parents, discuss concerns about medicating children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Is Your Child's ADHD Your Fault?

A new study looks at the parent's role in kids "outgrowing" ADHD symptoms.

Attention for ADHD: 9 Key Facts

New guidelines make it easier for doctors to diagnose it in kids as young as 4, yet many parents feel the condition is overdiagnosed. It's time for a closer look at this misunderstood disorder.

ADHD and Five Impaired Abilities

Learn more about the five executive functions (or cognitive abilities) that are difficult for kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Watch this video from the Child Mind Institute.

Does Your Child Have ADHD?

If your child has trouble paying attention or sitting still, you may wonder if he has ADHD. Experts from the Child Mind Institute share the latest info about the real symptoms and best treatments.

Should Kids With ADHD Get Behavioral Therapy Before Meds?

Children with ADHD get better faster when first treated with behavioral therapy instead of medication, says a new study.

Powerful Short Film Reveals What It's Like to Be a Kid With ADHD

Ever wondered what life for a child with ADHD is like? A new animated video shows his perspective.

Kids Born in This Month Are More Likely to Get an ADHD Diagnosis

A new study finds being born in August makes a child more likely to be diagnosed with attention-deficit disorder, and offers a compelling reason why.

ADHD Treatment Options

From parent training to medication, we break down the many kinds of treatment for children with ADHD.

Signs Your Child Might Be Suffering From Learning or Attention Issues

Is your daughter hyperactive, or just a typical little ball of energy? Could your son's brash disinterest in math mask a deeper problem? Some signs of learning and attention issues are subtle, and others may even be downright counterintuitive.

The Surprising Thing That Might Help Kids With ADHD

A new study shows that kids with ADHD may benefit from healthier lifestyle choices.