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

Causes of ADHD

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

A Self-Screening Checklist for ADHD

Find out whether you have the telltale signs

Can Brain Games Improve ADHD?

Mentally and physically challenging activity may help treat symptoms

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

What If My Child Shows Signs of ADHD?

Parents often notice that they share symptoms with their children

Stimulant Medications for ADHD

In studies, these drugs help about 70% of patients

Myths and Misconceptions About ADHD

The condition doesn't mean laziness or bad parenting

How ADHD Is Different for Women

Millions of adults suffer from this so-called kid's condition