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    Post What is ADHD?

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is the most common neuropsychiatric disorder of childhood. The incidence in the general population is estimated to be between 4%-12% of school-aged children and adolescents, approximately 400,000 to 500,000 Canadian children between the ages of 5 and 19 are affected.

    Read more and download two informative brochures in .pdf format from the patient information resource site of Janssen-Ortho.

    Another thorough and referenced overview of ADHD is at the National Institute of Mental Health

    What has been your experience with the treatment of ADHD?

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    Kids Health: What is ADHD
    Nemours Foundation
    February 18, 2013

    Kids with ADHD act without thinking, are hyperactive, and have trouble focusing. They may understand what's expected of them but have trouble following through because they can't sit still, pay attention, or attend to details.

    What's in this article? (Attached article below for download /printing)

    • Symptoms
    • Diagnosis
    • Causes of ADHD
    • Related Problems
    • Treating ADHD
    • Medications
    • Behavioral Therapy
    • Alternative Treatments
    • Parent Training
    • ADHD in the Classroom
    • Helping Your Child
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