Here is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Q: Will my child outgrow ADHD? What about a cure?

A: ADHD continues into adulthood in most cases. However, by developing their strengths, structuring their environments, and using medication when needed, adults with ADHD can lead very productive lives. In some careers, having a high-energy behavioral pattern can be an asset. There is no cure for ADHD at this time, but some children learn to compensate enough that they can manage without any medication. Research is ongoing to learn more about the role of the brain in people with ADHD, long-term outcomes for people with ADHD, and the best ways to treat the disorder.

Q: Why do so many children have ADHD?

A: The number of children getting treatment of ADHD has risen. It is not clear whether more children have ADHD or more children with...

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