Childhood ADHD FAQs
Reviewed by John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
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Q:The abbreviated term ADHD denotes what condition?
A:ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, one of the most common disorders in childhood.
Q:Stuttering is a symptom of ADHD. True or false.
A:False. Stuttering is not a symptom of childhood ADHD, but inattention, impulsivity, and fidgeting are characteristic symptoms of the disorder.
Q:ADHD in children is found by a series of blood tests. True or false?
A:False. There is no single test – medical or psychological - that will diagnose a child with ADHD.
Q:ADHD can be an inherited condition. True or false?
A:True. Studies have shown that ADHD often runs in families.
Q:Which class of drugs is NOT used to treat ADHD in children or adults?
A:Antipsychotic medications are not used to treat ADHD in children or adults.
Q:Medications are the only current treatment option for children with ADHD. True or false?
A:False. In addition to medications, there are many treatment options to help children with ADHD.
Q:ADHD in children will resolve itself by adulthood. True or false?
A:False. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) doesn't always go away when childhood ends.
Q:Parents who smoke during pregnancy increase the risk of having a child with ADHD. True or false?
A:True. There is evidence that prenatal exposure to smoking is associated with disruptive behavioral disorders in children, including ADHD.
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