5 Things You Should Know About ADHD

05 Jun 5 Things You Should Know About ADHD

Many adolescents are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). As a parent, it’s helpful to understand this condition so that you can be a helpful support for your teen. As a teen, it’s beneficial to know that there are strategies you can implement to increase your potential and manage your stress. Here are five things you should know about this diagnosis.

5 Things You Should Know About ADHD

By Teen Rehab

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common diagnosis amongst adolescents. Here are five things you should know about this condition. 

  • 1. What Causes ADHD?

    By Teen Rehab

    There is no clear cause of ADHD. [Experts suggest a few factors](http://www.crchealth.com/troubled-teenagers/adhd-in-teenagers/) including genetics, the teen's environment, changes in brain chemistry, brain injury, or nutrition that causes hyperactivity.  

  • 2. Three Types of ADHD

    By Teen Rehab

    There are [three types of ADHD](http://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/types-of-adhd) that your teen could be diagnosed with. Predominantly inattentive, predominantly hyperactive-impulsive and a combination of the two.  

  • 3. Symptoms of ADHD

    By Teen Rehab

    Some [signs and symptoms of ADHD](http://www.crchealth.com/troubled-teenagers/adhd-in-teenagers/) include being easily distracted, having high energy, inability to complete thoughts, daydreaming, confusion, struggling to follow instructions or difficulty sleeping.  

  • 4. How to Cope With ADHD

    By Teen Rehab

    A mental health professional might recommend several options for coping with ADHD including building a routine, setting manageable personal goals, asking for support at school, family counseling, individual therapy or group therapy. Some might also recommend taking medication. 

  • 5. Medication Options

    By Teen Rehab

    A [mental health professional](http://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/guide/adhd-medical-treatment) might also recommend medication for your teen's ADHD. Two categories that might be prescribed are stimulants (which often have fast results) or non-stimulants (which often have slower results but fewer side effects).  

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