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Although ADHD begins in childhood, sometimes it's not diagnosed until a person is a teen - and occasionally not even until someone reaches adulthood. Because ADHD is a broad category covering different things - attention, activity, and impulsivity - it can show up in different ways in different people. Some of the signs of ADHD are when someone: * has difficulty paying attention or staying focused on a task or activity * has problems finishing assignments at school or home and jumps from one activity to another * has trouble focusing on instructions and difficulty following through * loses or forgets things such as homework * is easily distracted, even when doing something fun * has problems paying close attention to details or makes careless mistakes * has trouble organizing tasks and activities * has difficulty waiting one's turn * interrupts or intrudes on other people * blurts out answers before questions have been completed * fidgets with hands or feet or squirms about when seated * feels restless * talks excessively and has trouble engaging in activities quietly " THIS INFORMATION WAS EXERTED FROM THIS WEBSITE: Well I am a teenager with ADD/ ADHD. You most likely have this if you have trouble focusing, trouble keeping thoughts to yourself, or trouble with school. I used to could never get a paper turned in on time at school and could never focus long enough to even understand the lesson. You may have trouble focussing in class, even if you try you can't even repeat what was said throughout the whole lesson. I know before I started on medicine, I would do so much better if I was able to take a hands on approach to it. One way my doctor had me test it was drink a large Mountain Dew. If it makes you overly hyper you most likely don't have ADHD due to an ingredient in Mountain Dew that acts as a stimulant, for some reason if you do have ADHD it will mellow you out. Hope this helps! But everyone will have some slight differences in symptoms.

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What do teens struggle with when they have ADHD?

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What is ADHD for preteens?

ADHD is attention dephisite hyperactivity disorder, it's for life, not just for teens, doctor can diagnose it. Idk on the spelling of ADHD, just sounds like that

Can teens with ADHD Excel in school?

Yes they can. But they might have to work harder but they can do it.

Is ADHD long-term or situational?

ADHD is a long-term disorder, although most people adapt to it by their late teens.

How do you get teens with ADHD to settle down and sleep?

If you go to the teens doctor tell them he or she has ADHD and they should recomend or have the teen try a type of medication usually they will ask some questions and that will help them figure out what medication is right for the teen

Does South Carolina perscribe medical marijuana too teens with adhd?

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Are there any herbal remedies for ADHD?

Not that I know of, but read ADHD & Me. Google it; sorry, I only know that the author is a teen when he wrote it and his name is Jason.

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if you don't know how, google it

What is it like living with someone who has ADHD?

Someone who has ADHD has trouble focusing, can be overactive and unable to control behavior. If you believe you or someone you know has ADHD, seek medical advice.

Are ADHD pills better than ADHD patches?

neither because of the side affects because my oldest boy has adhd and he took the med and know he has a hard condition.

Is ADD worse than ADHD?

ADD is a depreciated term for attention-deficit disorder. More appropriately, ADHD is used meaning attention-deficit hyperactivity-disorder. There are three subtypes of ADHD: predominately inattentive, predominately hyperactive, or a combination.It depends on the strengths of each disease and how old you are. ADHD is really bad for young people like teens because they could not focus well.

Did Shaquille O'neal have ADHD?

I am very familiar with adhd and it's symptoms. I do not know for sure but if I were to take an educated guess my answer would be Yes

How do you know if you have ADD or ADHD?

If you have ADHD you're hyperactive, if you have ADD you're not. You still have problems paying attention, but unlike people with ADHD, you don't have the urge to move all the time and/or act on impulse.

Why do a chilld with ADHD need to be studied by psychology professionals?

Because then you can be sure he really has ADHD. And you want to know what caused the child's ADHD, it could be bad diet, bad parents or something else.

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I know that it's annoying to have both OCD and ADHD

How do you currently treat ADHD?

I believe there is certain medication for it, but unless ADHD is causing someone's life to be threatened, then I don't think people need ADHD medication. A lot of people have and don't even know.

Is ADHD a disability?

ADHD also know as Attention deficit/Hyperactive Disorder. Children with ADHD usually have problems paying attention and or concentrating. The behaviors that that are common with ADHD interfere with the child's ability to function at school or home. It is a disability to function and concentrate in every day tasks.

Is ADHD treated with Adderall medication?

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Should teens with ADHD be forced to go to special schools?

No person should be forced into any special treatment or system without their consent. If a school environment specialized for a person with ADHD is available, a person with ADHD should be allowed to choose whether he or she would want to attend. In most cases, special schools aren't needed to treat ADHD. The most proven methods include psychotherapy, lifestyle changes, and medication.

Can you have ADHD when you don't hit people?

I don't know what hitting has to do with ADHD, but look at "difference between ADD and OCD"