Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

ADHD is a brain disorder characterized by chronic symptoms of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity. ADHD symptoms can appear in early childhood and can continue through adolescence into adulthood. Diagnosis of ADHD requires a comprehensive evaluation by a licensed clinician, such as a pediatrician, psychologist, or psychiatrist with expertise in ADHD.

Articles/Fact Sheets:

This article discusses what ADHD looks like in children including symptoms and behaviors. It provides tips for how to help support a child with ADHD.
This article lists different steps parents can take if they are concerned their child may have ADHD.
This article discusses how parents can help their child or teen with ADHD and help their family manage more effectively.
This article gives an overview of ADHD including signs & symptoms and offers some suggestions for intervention and/or treatment to help manage symptoms.
This article discusses what ADHD may look like in adults including signs/symptoms and what adults can do to help manage ADHD symptoms.
This article provides practical answers to common questions about ADHD and addresses many misconceptions about this disorder.


Angela Aguirre, poet, teacher, and advocate, shares her story of being diagnosed with ADHD and how she has thrived in her life by perseverance, asking for help, and utilizing strategies to help her accomplish her goals.

Jessica McCabe,an American actress, writer, and YouTube personality, discusses the neurodevelopmental causes, signs/symptoms, brain functioning, and facts of ADHD.

Salif Mahamane, a doctoral student in Experimental and Applied Psychological Program at USU, explains some of the benefits of ADHD, and encourages individuals to be open and supportive of the differences of an ADHD brain and individuals with ADHD.