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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

What Is ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that can cause restlessness and difficulties in focusing, listening or completing projects. ADHD can cause significant learning or social problems.

The causes of ADHD are unknown. It is more common in boys than girls, and genetic or environmental causes may play a role.


Symptoms of ADHD are behaviors that continue for more than six months. They include:

  • Inattention
  • Hyperactivity
  • Impulsivity

Treatment Options

Treatment begins with a comprehensive evaluation by a specialized medical professional. Your doctor may prescribe medication and advise therapy for children with ADHD. Treatment may include educating parents about ways to help a child with ADHD. Children or adults who have ADHD will benefit from a more structured environment at home, school or work.

Ready for an Appointment?

If you're experiencing signs or symptoms of ADHD, schedule an appointment or call 800-TEMPLE-MED (800-836-7536) today.

Learn more about our doctors and care team who diagnose and treat ADHD.