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ADHD: Tips to Try

ADHD, short for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a medical condition. It affects how well people can sit still, focus, and pay attention.

If you have ADHD, you know it can make you feel misunderstood and frustrated at times. But it doesn't have to hold you back. Instead, learn as much as you can about it.

There's no quick fix for ADHD. But working with doctors and therapists can help you figure out how to be and do your best, both in school and socially. It's important to treat ADHD. That might mean taking medicine or working with a therapist — most people with ADHD do both.

You can also try these tips to help with school and relationships:

Reviewed by: D'Arcy Lyness, PhD
Date reviewed: November 2017

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