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What Do You Know About ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood disorder, affecting more than 4 million kids. Learn more about ADHD by taking this quiz, based on information from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

1. A child with ADHD may be hyperactive, inattentive, or both.
2. All children are hyperactive or inattentive at times. For child to be diagnosed with ADHD, he or she must have one or both of these symptoms for at least six months.
3. ADHD often runs in families.
4. A child whose diet includes lots of refined sugar has a threefold chance of developing ADHD than a child who eats only a little sugar.
5. Children with ADHD may have other mental health issues.
6. The most common type of medication used to treat ADHD is a stimulant.
7. A child who must take medication for ADHD is more likely to become addicted to drugs.
8. Parenting skills training can help a parent better help a child with ADHD.

Online Medical Reviewer: Fincannon, Joy RN MN
Last Review Date: 05/14/2009
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