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This page contains links to eMedTV ADHD Articles containing information on subjects from ADHD and Other Conditions to Atomoxetine Side Effects. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • ADHD and Other Conditions
    ADHD and other conditions that can be related to the disorder can lead to the need for additional care. This page of eMedTV site discusses ADHD and other conditions -- such as learning disabilities and conduct disorders -- well as their prevalence.
  • ADHD and School
    Dealing with school can be difficult for a child with ADHD. This eMedTV page describes methods -- such as Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs) and frequent parent-teacher interaction -- that can enhance school for those with the condition.
  • ADHD and Summer
    A child with ADHD may have difficulty transitioning from the regular routine of school to the summer break. This eMedTV resource describes some helpful tips on how to plan activities and establish routines to help manage ADHD symptoms during the summer.
  • ADHD Brain Changes
    This eMedTV segment discusses changes in the brain that are commonly seen in people with ADHD. Brain changes can include a 3 to 4 percent smaller brain size and a smaller volume of white matter in those who aren't treated with ADHD medications.
  • ADHD Doctor
    A qualified ADHD doctor plays an essential role in properly diagnosing and treating this disorder. This eMedTV article offers several tips for finding an ADHD doctor.
  • ADHD Information
    Are you looking for information on ADHD? This eMedTV resource provides a brief overview of this condition, with an explanation of possible signs, how it is often treated, and more.
  • ADHD Medication -- Concerta
    One of the many medications used to treat ADHD is Concerta. This selection from the eMedTV library presents a brief overview of this product, with information on when it is taken and how it may work, with a link to learn more.
  • ADHD Medications
    The most effective medications used to treat ADHD are a class of drugs known as stimulants. This section of the eMedTV library discusses non-stimulant ADHD medications, such as atomoxetine, as well as safety and efficacy concerns.
  • ADHD Medications
    This eMedTV video explains how medications for ADHD work.
  • ADHD Medicine Methylin
    As an ADHD medicine, Methylin helps people with problems paying attention and controlling their behavior. This eMedTV Web segment takes a closer look at how Methylin works to treat ADHD and describes some general dosing guidelines.
  • ADHD Myth: The Paradoxical Stimulant Effect
    In this eMedTV article, we talk about why so many people believe that stimulants can have a calming effect -- but only on people who have ADHD. We describe what the term "paradoxical effect" means and explore the use of stimulants in people without ADHD.
  • ADHD Summer Survival Guide
    Wondering how to cope this summer when your child with ADHD is out of school? This eMedTV segment has the answer. In this "survival guide," we present several suggestions, ranging from drug holidays to camps, field trips, and other activities.
  • ADHD Symptoms
    Inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity are typical characteristics of ADHD symptoms. This page on the eMedTV site describes the different signs and symptoms of this condition in detail and also explains how they tend to manifest.
  • ADHD Treatment
    The most beneficial ADHD treatment plan often combines certain medications and behavior therapies. This eMedTV page explores these treatment options in detail, as well as the factors influencing which treatment is best for a child with ADHD.
  • ADHD Treatment Controversies
    This page on the eMedTV site discusses ADHD treatment controversies such as the concern that stimulants may be over-prescribed to active children, the unknown safety of long-term treatment regimens, and the potential for abusing ADHD medications.
  • Adult ADHD
    Adult ADHD is characterized by restlessness and/or trouble paying attention or completing tasks. This part of the eMedTV library explores key aspects of this condition in adults, including the different forms, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Adult ADHD Medication
    Drugs such as stimulants, Strattera, or antidepressants, can help treat the symptoms of adult ADHD. This eMedTV article describes each type of medication for adult ADHD, including potential side effects and other considerations.
  • Adult ADHD Treatment
    As explained in this eMedTV article, medications and behavioral therapy (including counseling and life coaching) are often used for treating adult ADHD. This selection explores these forms of treatment in detail.
  • Adult Attention Defecit Disorder
    Children with ADHD whose symptoms continue into adulthood develop adult ADHD. This eMedTV page lists symptoms of adult ADHD and describes available treatments. Adult attention defecit disorder is a common variation and misspelling of adult ADHD.
  • Adults Taking Focalin XR
    Focalin XR is approved to treat adult ADHD. This eMedTV page lists some common side effects for adults taking Focalin XR, and also explains why it's important for adults to be checked for high blood pressure or heart problems before taking this drug.
  • Alcohol
    Children with ADHD are at least twice as likely to abuse alcohol when teens. They're also more likely to develop alcohol dependence in adulthood. Alcohol use in teens is associated with serious dangers, such as car accidents, violence, and alcohol poisoning. Talk to your teen openly about alcohol use. If you drink alcohol, model appropriate behavior by doing so moderately and in a responsible manner. Physical warning signs that your teen may be abusing alcohol include red eyes, a change in sleeping or eating patterns, slurred speech, and symptoms of a morning hangover, such as nausea, vomiting, and headache.
  • Alternatives to Adderall
    As this eMedTV article discusses, there are several alternatives to Adderall, including lifestyle changes, other stimulant medicines, and a non-stimulant medicine. This resource examines some of the medicines and therapies that can treat ADHD.
  • Alternatives to Concerta
    This eMedTV article describes some alternatives to Concerta, such as other medications and lifestyle changes. This page also outlines some specific stimulant and non-stimulant medicines, and lists some drugs that are used off-label to treat ADHD.
  • Alternatives to Desoxyn
    Examples of alternatives to Desoxyn include medications such as Adderall, Dexedrine, and Focalin. This eMedTV article discusses treatments for ADHD that may be used in place of Desoxyn, including therapy, stimulants, and non-stimulants.
  • Alternatives to Dexedrine
    For treating ADHD, some alternatives to Dexedrine include Ritalin, Strattera, and other drugs. This eMedTV article covers medications that may be used in place of Dexedrine, as well as types of therapy that may be used as alternatives to the drug.
  • Alternatives to Focalin
    This eMedTV article describes some of the alternatives to Focalin, such as other medications and lifestyle changes. This page outlines some specific stimulant and non-stimulant medications and lists some drugs that are used off-label to treat ADHD.
  • Alternatives to Focalin XR
    This eMedTV segment describes some of the alternatives to Focalin XR, such as other medications and lifestyle changes. This page outlines some specific stimulant and non-stimulant medicines and lists some drugs that are used off-label to treat ADHD.
  • Alternatives to Metadate
    Besides Metadate, many other treatment options are available for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This eMedTV Web page lists common alternatives to Metadate, including lifestyle changes and other ADHD medications.
  • Alternatives to Methylin
    There are many alternatives to Methylin, including other medications and lifestyle changes. This eMedTV page describes lifestyle changes that are important to an ADHD treatment program and lists medications that can be used instead of Methylin.
  • Alternatives to Ritalin
    There are several Ritalin alternatives available, including lifestyle changes and other ADHD medications. This eMedTV page describes behavioral and other lifestyle changes and also lists drugs that can be used to treat ADHD.
  • Alternatives to Ritalin LA
    Alternatives to Ritalin LA include other ADHD medications or lifestyle changes. This eMedTV article lists common drugs used to treat the condition and describes the social, educational, and mental therapies that are incorporated into treatment plans.
  • Alternatives to Ritalin SR
    Alternatives to Ritalin SR include other ADHD medications or lifestyle changes. This eMedTV page lists drugs that can be taken instead of Ritalin SR and explains the importance of behavioral changes, including social, educational, and mental therapy.
  • Alternatives to Strattera
    Among the alternatives to Strattera are lifestyle changes and stimulant medications. This eMedTV page describes specific lifestyle changes and stimulants that may be used to treat ADHD -- and also discusses drugs used off-label to treat ADHD.
  • Always Going, Going, Going
    If your co-workers, friends, and others complain that you're always on the go or that you never stop (and they have trouble keeping up with you), this may be a sign of adult ADHD.
  • Are ADHD Medications Safe for Adults?
    In general, ADHD medications are safe for adults, with few potentially serious side effects. As this eMedTV segment explains, people with an existing heart condition may need to be monitored for reactions like an increase in blood pressure or heart rate.
  • Are ADHD Tests Just for Children?
    ADHD is not just a childhood condition -- it affects adults too. This page of the eMedTV site explains how testing for adults and children differs and why self-screening tools should be used with caution.
  • Are Risky Behavior, Poor Self-Esteem, and Insecurity Signs of Adult ADHD?
    As this eMedTV page explains, risky behavior, insecurity, and low self-esteem can certainly be present in an adult with ADHD, but they aren’t primary symptoms of the condition. Only a doctor can properly assess your symptoms and make a diagnosis.
  • Are Stimulants the Only Way to Treat ADHD?
    Although stimulants are a proven effective treatment for ADHD, other drugs can also be used. This eMedTV segment discusses both stimulant and nonstimulant medications for ADHD, with information on their effectiveness and how they work.
  • Are There Alternative Medicines for ADHD?
    This eMedTV segment explains that although some people claim that ADHD can be treated with alternative medicines, there is no long-term evidence supporting this. This page discusses these various herbs and supplements, with pros and cons.
  • Are There Alternative Medicines for Adult ADHD?
    This eMedTV segment explains that although some people claim that ADHD can be treated with alternative medicines, there is no long-term evidence supporting this. This page discusses these various herbs and supplements, with pros and cons.
  • Are There Food Triggers for ADHD?
    There is little evidence supporting the belief that certain foods trigger ADHD symptoms. This eMedTV page describes the results when a restricted diet was studied in people with ADHD; and while food allergies may play a role, they are not a likely cause.
  • Are There Food Triggers for Adult ADHD?
    As this eMedTV page explains, there is little evidence that certain foods trigger ADHD symptoms, with the exception of dyes. This page describes a restricted diet that was studied in people with ADHD; food allergies may play a role, but this is unlikely.
  • Are There Natural Treatments for ADHD?
    If you have adult ADHD, you may be wondering about natural treatments. This eMedTV segment provides important things to keep in mind when considering alternative treatments and stresses the importance of working with your doctor.
  • Are There Tests to Diagnose Adult ADHD?
    As this eMedTV page explains, there are currently no tests to diagnose adult ADHD. A diagnosis is generally made based on reported symptoms. This resource looks at the pros and cons of this and explores the possibility of brain scans as a tool.
  • Ask for Help
    When all else fails, turn to someone else for help. This can be a spouse, parent, relative, friend, co-worker, or even a professional financial planner. It's okay to admit you can't do this on your own. While you might be a little embarrassed at first to ask for help, it's vital that you do so. You need a system that works for you that not only keeps your current financial situation in order, but allows you to properly plan for your future retirement too.
  • Atention Deficit
    Attention deficit is a disorder that often affects a child's ability to stay focused on a task. This eMedTV resource covers various treatment options for the condition and lists other possible symptoms. Atention deficit is a common variation of ADHD.
  • Atention Deficit Disorder
    Attention deficit disorder is a common childhood psychiatric disorder that affects one's ability to focus. This eMedTV page discusses other possible symptoms and treatments that are available. Atention deficit disorder is a common variation of ADHD.
  • Attention Decifit Disorder
    ADD, as this eMedTV page explains, is characterized by an inability to stay focused on a task or sit still. The three main types are also explained, as are symptoms. Attention decifit disorder is a common misspelling of attention deficit disorder.
  • Attention Defcite Disorder
    Children with ADHD have difficulty finishing projects or other activities they begin. This eMedTV page covers the disorder's symptoms, types, and prognosis. Attention defcite disorder is a common variation of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
  • Attention Defecit
    This eMedTV segment provides information on ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), one of the most common childhood psychiatric disorders. Attention defecit is a common variation of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
  • Attention Defecit Disorder
    This eMedTV segment explains some symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), such as trouble paying attention. This article also explores treatment options. Attention defecit disorder is a common misspelling of ADHD.
  • Attention Deficeit Disorder
    Attention deficit disorder can cause an inability to stay focused on a task or sit still. This eMedTV Web page discusses types, treatment options, and prognosis. Attention deficeit disorder is a common misspelling of attention deficit disorder.
  • Attention Deficent Disorder
    Attention deficit disorder often causes difficulty in staying focused on a given activity. This eMedTV page offers a brief explanation and links to more information. Attention deficent disorder is a common misspelling of attention deficit disorder.
  • Attention Deficet Disorder
    This eMedTV resource provides an overview of attention deficit disorder, including possible symptoms and who it affects. A link to more information is also provided. Attention deficet disorder is a common misspelling of attention deficit disorder.
  • Attention Deficient Disorder
    People with attention deficit disorder often have trouble focusing on tasks. This eMedTV page briefly explains the condition and offers a link to more information. Attention deficient disorder is a common misspelling of attention deficit disorder.
  • Attention Deficiet Disorder
    This page on the eMedTV site covers the importance of treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a very common childhood psychiatric disorder. Attention deficiet disorder is a common variation of ADHD.
  • Attention Deficit Desorder
    This eMedTV article briefly explains attention deficit disorder. This page lists possible symptoms and treatment options, and includes a link to more information. Attention deficit desorder is a common misspelling of attention deficit disorder.
  • Attention Deficit Dissorder
    ADHD is a disorder that occurs in 3 to 5 percent of school-age children. This eMedTV resource describes common signs of ADHD and explains how these symptoms can be controlled. Attention deficit dissorder is a common variation and misspelling of ADHD.
  • Attention Deficit Order
    Attention deficit disorder, as this eMedTV page explains, is a common psychiatric condition that often first appears in childhood. Symptoms and treatments are also discussed. Attention deficit order is a common misspelling of attention deficit disorder.
  • Attention Deficite
    This page of the eMedTV briefly describes attention deficit disorder, with information on common symptoms, as well as the main types and warning signs (such as talking too much). Attention deficite is a common misspelling of attention deficit disorder.
  • Attention Defict Disorder
    People with attention deficit disorder can find it difficult to finish any activities they begin. As this eMedTV page explains, impulsive behavior is also typical. Attention defict disorder is a common misspelling of attention deficit disorder.
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