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Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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People with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have trouble paying attention or controlling impulsive behavior, and they may be overly active. ADHD is one of the most common disorders among children and may continue into adolescence and adulthood. While conventional treatment, which may include medication, behavior therapy, or a combination of both, is helpful for the majority of children with ADHD and for adults, too, some people look to complementary health approaches for ADHD.

This page last modified September 24, 2017