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.
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.
Child and adolescent psychiatrist Peter Jensen, M.D., tells parents how to recognize and cope with their children's attention disorders.
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.
Putting your child on long-term medication is never an easy decision. These are the pros and cons.
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.
Expert picks for items that engage and entertain.
One in four parents of kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder also have ADHD.
How to find the ideal sport or activity for your child with ADHD
Doctors are no longer using the term ADD to describe a lack of focus and problems with organization. We explain why.
A diagnosis of ADHD can be overwhelming. Here's how to best care and advocate for your child.
Determining whether or not kids have ADHD is harder than you think. We set the record straight about diagnosis, drug dangers, and more.
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.
A new study looks at the parent's role in kids "outgrowing" ADHD symptoms.
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.
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.
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.
Children with ADHD get better faster when first treated with behavioral therapy instead of medication, says a new study.
Ever wondered what life for a child with ADHD is like? A new animated video shows his perspective.
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.
From parent training to medication, we break down the many kinds of treatment for children with ADHD.
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.
A new study shows that kids with ADHD may benefit from healthier lifestyle choices.
Life with ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder can be overwhelming for a child. Overstimulation can cause breakdowns or affect verbal communication. One mom describes the challenges of facing society's questions and future dreams of acceptance for her son with special needs.