Tips for Parenting a Teen With ADHD Glossary of Terms

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ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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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Autism: A spectrum of neuropsychiatric disorders characterized by deficits in social inter...

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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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Feedback: In order to maintain a stable internal environment, or homeostasis, the body use...

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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 process of taking in food and using it for growth, metabolism, and repai...

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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.

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

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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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