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Substance Use in Teens with ADHD
Kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have a harder time in life and wind up reaching for substances to cope. Early interventions may improve later habits.
Mixing Mental Health and Substance Use
If you're treating a teen for mental health, it's important to understand the big picture. The big picture includes how much they drink, smoke or use marijuana.
Unstable Homes, Less Stable Minds
A variety of factors can contribute to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Among these may be violence in the home and depression in children's parents.
OCD Ain't ADHD
Millions of Americans have serious behavioral and attention issues. While attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be to blame for many of these issues, another behavioral disorder could also be the culprit.
How Does ADHD Affect Thinking Skills?
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can make school hard for some kids. Certain thinking skills may be most affected by attention issues.
In the ER for ADHD Rx Misuse
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can make it hard to concentrate and to do a variety of daily tasks. While medications can help patients with ADHD, those same medications are frequently abused.
Good Use of Medicine Key for Adult ADHD
Medicine for adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can help with symptoms. But if patients don't follow their doctors' orders, medicine might not be so helpful.
Counting Sheep for Kids with ADHD
One of the challenges of parenting can involve helping children maintain healthy sleep habits. Children with conditions like ADHD may need even more help with sleep.
Risky Behaviors From ADHD
Kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may struggle in school. When they grow up, they may take more risks.
Kids' ADHD Rates Rise Over Decade
Being impulsive and easily distracted can be typical childhood behaviors. If these behaviors happen constantly and interfere with a child's ability to function, however, it may be ADHD.