Tips for Parenting a Teen With ADHD Glossary of Terms

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ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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

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

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Feedback: Many biologic processes are controlled by feedback, just as the temperature in a...

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Genetic: Having to do with genes and genetic
information.

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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Nutrition: 1) The science or practice of taking in and utilizing foods. 2) A nourishing ...

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

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Pregnant: The state of carrying a developing fetus within the body.

Stress: In a medical or biological context stress is a physical, mental, or emotional fact...

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Symptom: Any subjective evidence of disease. In contrast, a sign is objective. Blood comin...

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