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Children Left Behind

Thousands of kids are being underdiagnosed and undertreated for ADHD — due in large part to their race... more »

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The ADHD Brain Is Wired Differently

The more we “see” the ADHD brain with neuroimaging, the more we understand how it works. Read this... more »

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Your ADHD Diagnosis Guide

A thorough evaluation of ADHD symptoms is complicated — as it should be to ensure accuracy and rule... more »


How Well Do You Know ADHD?

Though the symptoms of ADHD were first noted by the medical community in 1902, pervasive misinformation and myths... more »

Common Myths about ADD/ADHD

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A doctor talks about ADHD symptoms, causes, misconceptions and treatments associated with a diagnosis. ... more »


Self-Test for Oppositional Defiant Disorder In Children

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Nonverbal learning disorders frequently go unrecognized - or are mistakenly diagnosed as ADD.

Why Nonverbal Learning Disorder Is So Often Mistaken for ADHD

Nonverbal learning disorder (NLD) might be the most overlooked — and underdiagnosed — learning disability, in part becuase... more »

Dr. Larry Silver M.D. is the author of two books about parenting ADHD/LD children. Ask The Expert Larry Silver, M.D.

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"I was just diagnosed with ADHD, and I'm interested in learning more about it. Is the disorder caused...

My son couldn't yet speak many words, but he was telling me plenty with his behavior. Who wants to sit in a circle and watch other kids sing songs when there's running to be done? And who wants to force a kid to sit in a circle?

Liz Fuller, a mother with ADHD

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