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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between ADD and ADHD?

In 1994, the name of the disorder was changed. Since then, all forms of attention deficit disorder are officially called "Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder" or ADHD. Even though ADHD is the official name, a lot of people still refer to the disorder as ADD.

Is ADHD more common now?

It might seem like more and more people have ADHD now, but healthcare professionals are getting better at diagnosing ADHD.

I'm an adult. Doesn't ADHD only affect children?

No—as many as 4.4% of adults have ADHD. About 60% of children with ADHD will continue to have ADHD symptoms as adults.

Is it true that ADHD is caused by poor upbringing?

No, ADHD is not caused by poor upbringing. It is also not caused by watching too much television, or eating too much sugar. Please click here to learn more about what causes ADHD.

Will I always have ADHD?

ADHD is something that can continue into adulthood. As you get older, you may notice changes with some of your symptoms. The good news is that with all of the treatment options available today, you can learn strategies to help manage your ADHD whatever your age.

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