Most children have short attention spans, but attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a more serious problem with inattention, impulsivity, and/or hyperactivity that affects a child’s ability to learn and get along with others.

FAQ: ADHD in Adolescents and Adults

Between 9 and 10 million adults have ADHD

FAQ: When Someone You Love Has ADHD

How to Help Your Partner and Yourself

What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

Once diagnosed, most people respond quickly to treatment

Causes of ADHD

Family history, mother's habits during pregnancy seem to play a role

Why ADHD Affects Adults Differently

Hyperactivity may not be the defining symptom

Can Brain Games Improve ADHD?

Mentally and physically challenging activity may help treat symptoms

A Self-Screening Checklist for ADHD

Find out whether you have the telltale signs

Book Excerpt: The View From Both Sides

Examining the effect of ADHD on relationships

Pros and Cons of Strattera: A Nonstimulant Medication

Consider this drug if others cause bothersome side effects

Stimulant Medications for ADHD

In studies, these drugs help about 70% of patients

What If My Child Shows Signs of ADHD?

Parents often notice that they share symptoms with their children