Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
What is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?
ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that can affect both children and adults. Symptoms can include difficulty focusing, hyperactivity, impulsivity, and forgetfulness. ADHD can be managed with a combination of medication, therapy, and lifestyle changes.
Medications commonly used to treat ADHD include stimulants such as methylphenidate and amphetamines, as well as non-stimulants such as atomoxetine. Therapy can include behavioral therapy or talk therapy, which can help individuals learn coping strategies and develop skills to manage symptoms. Lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, a healthy diet, and a structured routine can also be beneficial for managing ADHD.
When is it necessary to see a doctor?
If your symptoms interfere with your daily life, it's time to see a doctor for an ADHD evaluation. A doctor can diagnose ADHD and provide treatment options such as medication and behavioral therapy.