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Attention deficit disorder—also known as ADHD or ADD—makes it difficult to stay on top of the multiple tasks of daily life, especially complex tasks that require organization, planning, and sustained focus.

But while ADHD can be challenging, it doesn’t have to derail your life. There are many things you can do to help yourself stay focused, turn chaos into calm, and manage the symptoms of distraction, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. With education, support, and a little creativity, you can learn to compensate for areas of weakness and take advantage of your many strengths and talents.



ADD/ADHD in children

ADD/ADHD in children and adults



What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

ADHD is a disorder that affects both children and adults. It is identified by a persistent pattern of behavior across multiple settings that results in social, educational, or work difficulties. Symptoms include trouble sustaining attention, difficulty organizing tasks and activities, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior.


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Woman drinkingADHD in Children: It’s normal for children to occasionally forget things, act without thinking, or get fidgety. But inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity are also signs of attention deficit disorder (ADHD). Learn how to spot the signs and symptoms and get the right help for your child. MORE »

Adult ADHD: Attention deficit disorder is not just a problem in children. It affects many adults, and the symptoms can get in the way of everything from your relationships to your career. The more you know about adult ADD, the more you can do to manage it. MORE »

ADHD Medications: Medication can help reduce symptoms of ADHD but there are side effects and other treatment options you also need to know about. Here’s what you need to know about ADHD medications in order to make an informed decision. MORE »


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