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ADD and ADHD affect brain functions such as attention, concentration, memory, impulsivity, hyperactivity, and organization.

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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with a person’s functioning or development. In adults, this can lead to unstable relationships, poor academic performance and job performance, low self-esteem, and other struggles. Symptoms start in early childhood and can continue into adulthood. There are three subtypes of ADHD: Predominantly Inattentive Presentation, Predominantly Hyperactive, and Combined Presentation.

Additional Resources

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Learn more about ADHD, how it differs from ADD, and common treatments.
Discover how ADHD and addiction can fuel each other and how to treat ADHD in these cases.
Take Psychology Today's preliminary ADHD screening if you or someone you know may have ADHD.
Taking Charge of Adult ADHD
Read about how to handle ADHD as an adult. Book by Russell A. Barkley (available online for free through the BYU-Idaho Library).
TAO (Therapy Assistance Online)
-Interpersonal Relationships and Communication
-Let Go and Be Well, Modules 2 and 3 
-Calming Your Worry - Student, Module 1: Understanding Anxiety and Worry

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