When someone in your family has been diagnosed
with ADHD, it's likely that there are other family members with the condition.
IF you have a ...
Child with ADHD, your risk is 29% Parent with ADHD 57%
Brother or Sister with ADHD
For many adults, it's only when accompanying their child to the doctor that they realize the core symptoms of ADHD
are the same symptoms they had when they were children. They may even recognize that these traits are currently causing problems
in their work, family, and social lives.
ADHD is a treatable disorder. Up to 70% of children
with ADHD who have been treated with stimulants, the most commonly prescribed medication for ADHD, have shown improvement.
Stimulant medications have a history of nearly 70 years of medical use.
These medications have also been shown to
start working quickly. In fact, some parents have seen improvement within the first week of treatment. Long-acting medications
can be taken in one daily dose, so children can see improvement from morning to homework and family time.
that the best treatment for ADHD involves a combination of approaches, including behavioral therapy and medication. Talk to
your physician about developing a treatment plan that is best for your child. This can help your child have more opportunities
for success in life---and achieve his or her potential