Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Teens Glossary of Terms

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Abdomen: The belly, that part of the body that contains all of the structures between the...

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Abnormal: Outside the expected norm, or uncharacteristic of a particular patient.

ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

American Psychiatric Association: A medical specialty society with over 35,000 US and inte...

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Anxiety: A feeling of apprehension and fear, characterized by physical symptoms such as pa...

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: A disorder in which a person is unable to contro...

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Bipolar disorder: A mood disorder sometimes called manic-depressive illness or manic-depr...

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Brain: The portion of the central nervous system that is located within the skull. It func...

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Cognitive: Having to do with thought, judgment, or knowledge.

Depression: An illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts and that affects the way...

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Diagnosis: 1 The nature of a disease; the identification of an illness. 2 A ...

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Fatty acids: Molecules that are long chains of lipid-carboxylic acid found in fats and oil...

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FDA: Food and Drug Administration.

Food and Drug Administration: An agency within the US Public Health Service that provides ...

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Group therapy: 1) A type of psychiatric care in which several patients meet with one or m...

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Hyperactivity: A higher than normal level of activity. An organ can be described as hyper...

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Impulsivity: Inclined to act on impulse rather than thought. People who are overly impulsi...

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Indicate: In medicine, to make a treatment or procedure advisable because of a particular ...

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Intervention: The act of intervening, interfering or interceding with the intent of modify...

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Juvenile: Between infantile and adult. Used in medicine to indicate onset in childhood, as...

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Laboratory: A place for doing tests and research procedures, and for preparing chemicals a...

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Maternal: 1. Pertaining to the mother as, for example, the maternal mortality rate....

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Memory: 1. The ability to recover information about past events or knowledge. ...

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Omega-3 fatty acids: A class of essential fatty acids found in fish oils, especially from ...

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Pregnancy: The state of carrying a developing embryo or fetus within the female body. Thi...

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Prescription: A physician's order for the preparation and administration of a drug or dev...

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Prognosis: The forecast of the probable outcome or course of a disease; the patient's chan...

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Psychiatric: Pertaining to or within the purview of psychiatry, the medical specialty conc...

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Psychiatry: The medical specialty that is concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, and tr...

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Psychotherapy: The treatment of a behavior disorders, mental illness, or any other conditi...

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Remedy: Something that consistently helps treat or cure a disease.

Rule out: Term used in medicine, meaning to eliminate or exclude something from considera...

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Scan: As a noun, the data or image obtained from the examination of organs or regions of...

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Schizophrenia: One of several brain diseases whose symptoms may include loss of personalit...

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Sleep: The body's rest cycle.

Stage: As regards cancer, the extent of a cancer, especially whether the disease has spre...

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Suicidal: Pertaining to suicide. the taking of ones own life. As in a suicidal gesture, su...

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Therapy: The treatment of disease. Therapy is synonymous with treatment.

Trauma: A physical or emotional injury.

X-ray: High-energy radiation with waves shorter than those of visible light. X-ray is used...

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