What is ADHD?

Everyone gets distracted occasionally, but if you have real trouble with impulsive behavior, or an inability to pay attention or sit still, you could have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Adult ADHD, Substance Use, and Risky Behavior

Can medication help prevent impulsive and dangerous decision making?

Treatment Options for ADHD at Any Age

You may consider medication, talk therapy, or lifestyle changes

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