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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children (ADHD in Children) Topic Guide

ADHD in Children ADHD in Children:

Childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), also known as attention deficit disorder (ADD), is a condition in which a child's inability to focus and concentrate on a task or purpose interferes with their emotional, academic, or social functioning. ADHD is characterized by impulsivity, hyperactivity, and/or inattention.

ADHD in Children Topic Guide - Visuals

ADHD in Children Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

atomoxetine Atomoxetine

Atomoxetine affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control...learn more »

dexmethylphenidate Dexmethylphenidate

Dexmethylphenidate is a mild stimulant to the central nervous system. It affects chemicals in the brain that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse contro...learn more »

amphetamine and dextroamphetamine Amphetamine And Dextroamphetamine

Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine are central nervous system stimulants that affect chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and im...learn more »

methylphenidate Methylphenidate

Methylphenidate is a central nervous system stimulant. It affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control......learn more »

guanfacine Guanfacine

Guanfacine reduces nerve impulses in your heart and blood vessels. Guanfacine works by relaxing blood vessels, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood...learn more »

imipramine Imipramine

Imipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant. Imipramine affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression...learn more »

bupropion (oral) Bupropion (oral)

Bupropion is an antidepressant medication used to treat major depressive disorder and seasonal affective disorder. The Zyban brand of bupropion is us...learn more »

desipramine Desipramine

Desipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant. Desipramine affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression...learn more »

clonidine (transdermal) Clonidine (transdermal)

Clonidine lowers blood pressure by decreasing the levels of certain chemicals in your blood. This allows your blood vessels to relax and your heart to beat m...learn more »

clonidine (oral) Clonidine (oral)

Clonidine lowers blood pressure by decreasing the levels of certain chemicals in your blood. This allows your blood vessels to relax and your heart to beat m...learn more »