Learn About Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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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Data and resources for states.

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Learn about CDC’s initiative to support children with ADHD.

“Is It ADHD?” in ASL

 Learn about symptoms of ADHD, how ADHD is diagnosed, and treatment recommendations including behavior therapy, medication, and school support.