The DSM-5 criteria for ADHD

Figuring out whether or not a child has ADHD is a multi-step process. Here's a look at the official diagnostic guidelines: the DSM-5 criteria for ADHD.

What is a developmental delay?

Children should grow, develop, and learn throughout their lives, starting at birth, which is why it's important to watch for a developmental delay.

Holding their attention: A bit about ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, was once considered a problem that children outgrew. If they didn’t, their parents were often blamed for bad parenting.

How is ADHD diagnosed?

Most children get distracted, act impulsively, and struggle to concentrate at one time or another. Sometimes, these normal factors may be mistaken for ADHD.

Can a child ever get over ADHD?

Researchers are trying to understand the reasons why some people grow out of their childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and some don't.