Parents & Caregivers

If You Suspect a Loved One Has ADHD

If you suspect a loved one has Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), it is important that he or she sees a health care professional. There is no simple test for ADHD, and a number of mental health disorders may have some of the same symptoms as ADHD. Select a topic to learn more.

What Is ADHD

Presents an introduction to ADHD and discusses some myths about this disorder.


Possible Causes of ADHD

Reviews 3 factors that may contribute to the development of ADHD.


Symptoms of ADHD

Lists the symptoms of ADHD and discusses how symptoms may look different in people of different ages.


How ADHD Is Diagnosed

Describes some of the criteria that health care professionals use to determine whether a person has ADHD.