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Category: ADHD

ADHD – Dr. Christine Powell

Those who can’t focus, do poorly in school, frequently act out or can’t sit still might suffer from a disease called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It’s more commonly diagnosed in children but it affects adults as well. The U.T. Health Science Center’s Dr. Christine Powell answers questions regarding ADHD.

What is ADHD? (first question)

Why are so many children diagnosed with ADHD? Is it an epidemic? (skip to 0:48)

Is ADHD a new disease? (skip to 1:10)

Is there a genetic component to ADHD? (skip to 1:38)

How do you differentiate between the normal activeness of children and those that suffer ADHD? (skip to 1:45)

How do you treat ADHD? (skip to 2:08)

How do medications like Ritalin work in treating ADHD? (skip to 2:45)

Are there any long-term implications attendant to taking medications like Ritalin? (skip to 2:59)

Do children “grow out” of ADHD? (skip to 3:16)

Are there things other than medication that can make ADHD better or worse? (skip to 3:40)

How does diet affect ADHD? (skip to 4:13)

Is ADHD common among adults? (skip to 4:45)

What signs should an adult look for if he or she suspects having ADHD? (skip to 5:07)

How is ADHD treated in adults? (skip to 5:28)

Are there any new treatments for ADHD on the horizon? (skip to 5:51)