ADHD Overview

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD) symptoms may begin in childhood and continue into adulthood. ADHD and ADD symptoms, such as hyperactivity, implulsiveness and inattentiveness, can cause problems at home, school, work, or in relationships.

Overview & Facts

Does your child have ADHD? Maybe you or another adult family member suffers from ADHD. Learn about ADHD causes, the genetic link, and if ADHD can be prevented.

ADHD Facts

Discover all about this common behavioral disorder that affects millions of children and adults.

Find out the definitions of common ADHD Terms.

Many adults with ADHD are undiagnosed. Learn how untreated ADHD can impact careers and relationships.

Symptoms & Types

Learn all about ADHD symptoms in both kids and adults. Find out about the different types of ADHD and specific warnings signs of when to call a doctor about ADHD.


Discover the symptoms of ADHD/ADD and how they can change over time, depending on the person’s age.

Is it Adult ADHD?  Read more about the ten most common signs that might indicate ADHD.

Is ADHD impacting your relationships? Read the common ways that adult ADHD surfaces among family members and romantic partners.

WebMD’s ADHD Health Check can help you determine if you or a loved one might have ADHD or if your ADHD symptoms are well controlled.

Warning Signs

Discover the link between ADHD and substance abuse and why alcohol and drug problems may be more common in teens and adults with ADHD.

Diagnosis & Tests

Making an ADHD diagnosis is not easy. Learn how your doctor examines your symptoms and learn about tests used to make sure you don’t have another condition.


Discover how doctors, psychologists, and other professionals work together to treat ADHD.


Learn how a doctor makes an ADHD diagnosis and find out about tests that may be necessary to rule out more serious health problems.

Treatment & Care

Finding the right ADHD treatment, including medications and behavioral therapies, is crucial to managing ADHD. Learn more about the latest treatments to see which one may work best for you.


Finding the most effective ADHD medication is crucial to managing symptoms. Learn about the different types of ADHD medication.

Find out the latest on stimulant drugs for ADHD, including how these medications work and common side effects.

Discover how nonstimulant medications control ADHD symptoms and possible side effects to watch out for.

Slick here for a side-by-side comparison of the various types of medications used for ADHD and their most common side effects.

Tips for evaluating ADHD treatment options and making the right decisions for your unique circumstances.


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