Parents: What You Should Know About ADHD Diagnosis

The teachers say your son keeps fidgeting with his pencils, gets out of his chair frequently and has trouble focusing. Could he have Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Find out how clinicians weigh your child’s symptoms to make an accurate diagnosis. Also, learn what to consider to make a careful decision about treatment with medication.

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Link Between Obese Adults and Childhood ADHD

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