Understanding attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) helps you understand how it affects your child. Read on for information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about the causes and treatments for ADHD.

ADHD is one of the most studied conditions of childhood, and it may be caused by a number of things.

Research to date has shown

There is no scientific evidence that ADHD is caused by

Once the diagnosis is confirmed, the outlook for most children who receive treatment of ADHD is encouraging. There is no specific cure for ADHD, but many treatment options are available to manage the condition. Some children and adults learn to compensate for the symptoms as they mature so that they no longer require treatment.

Each child’s treatment must be tailored to meet his individual needs. In most cases, treatment of ADHD should include A long-term management plan with

Treatment of ADHD is based on the...

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