What is ADHD?

Everyone gets distracted occasionally, but if you have real trouble with impulsive behavior, or an inability to pay attention or sit still, you could have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

FAQ: ADHD in Adolescents and Adults

Between 9 and 10 million adults have ADHD

FAQ: When Someone You Love Has ADHD

How to Help Your Partner and Yourself

Stimulant Medications for ADHD

In studies, these drugs help about 70% of patients

What If My Child Shows Signs of ADHD?

Parents often notice that they share symptoms with their children

How ADHD Is Different for Women

Millions of adults suffer from this so-called kid's condition

Myths and Misconceptions About ADHD

The condition doesn't mean laziness or bad parenting

Is It ADHD, OCD, or Something Else?

Other conditions may have similar symptoms

Behavior Problems in Teens: More Than Just a Phase?

Diagnosis often occurs in high school or college

Adult ADHD, Substance Use, and Risky Behavior

Can medication help prevent impulsive and dangerous decision making?

Treatment Options for ADHD at Any Age

You may consider medication, talk therapy, or lifestyle changes

What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

Once diagnosed, most people respond quickly to treatment

Causes of ADHD

Family history, mother's habits during pregnancy seem to play a role