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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (cont.)

ADHD in Children Prevention

No clear methods for preventing ADHD are currently known. While some people have suggested that certain diets, teaching or parenting methods, or other approaches may keep ADHD from developing, unfortunately, none of these approaches has stood up to rigorous scientific testing so far. On the other hand, once the symptoms have begun and careful assessment has produced an ADHD diagnosis, various specific behavioral and learning techniques can be used by teachers and family to help get symptoms under better control. These should be discussed with the treating doctor so that the right interventions can be applied for the specific person.

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