ADHD in children


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in School-Age Children

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"You're lazy." "You're stupid." "I know you could do better in school if you just tried." "Why can't you calm down?" Although most children hear at least one of these questions and/or comments at one time or another, children who suffer from ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) hear them all the time - from parents, peers, teachers, even strangers. In the past, children with this disorder have been labeled by their parents and teachers as troublemakers or underachievers, by their peers as weird. Teenagers who have ADD often indulge in criminal behavior or drug and alcohol abuse. The medical community use to label them as brain-damaged. Read on