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People with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking about what the result will be), or be overly active. Although ADHD can't be cured, it can be successfully managed and some symptoms may improve as the child ages.

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Is it ADHD?

ADHD Symptoms Checklist

Fill out the symptoms checklist and share it with the child’s doctor.


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Research Project: PLAY

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Learn about CDC’s Project to Learn about ADHD in Youth (PLAY).



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