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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
This booklet from the National Institute of Mental Health offers up-to-date
information on attention deficit disorders and the role of NIMH-sponsored
research in discovering underlying causes and effective treatments. It
describes treatment options, strategies for coping, and sources of information
and support. Download PDF.

Proper Diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
One of the areas of greatest controversy in the assessment of children's
learning and behavior problems is the diagnosis of ADHD. Mentioned as the
source of difficulties for many children struggling with their behavior or
capacity to learn, ADHD is an easy assumption with a relatively quick and easy
fix. The problem is that there is no definite method of assessment for a clear
diagnosis of this disorder.
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Asperger’s Syndrome
Asperger’s Syndrome is a complex disorder of attention, interpersonal
relationships and cognitive problems that lay on the continuum between
Attention Deficit Disorder and Autism. Children with Asperger's Syndrome tend
to have an odd manner of interacting with the world.
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Oppositional Defiant Disorder
ODD is a diagnosis based on the existence of behavioral problems. ODD
defines challenge to authority, refusal to cooperate and episodes of angry
outbursts as a syndrome. Consistent refusal to cooperate, difficulty in
managing day-to-day expectations such as getting dressed, brushing teeth and
hair and following directions can all indicate ODD.
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Poor Peer Relationships
There are many reasons why your child may have difficulty getting along
socially. Interactions with peers are very complex and require many different
abilities. Your child must have the ability to correctly observe others and find
methods to interact with other kids’ styles. He or she must also have the
frustration tolerance and maturity to compromise and share.
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