A description and brief explanation of words related to ADHD, ADHD symptoms, medication for ADHD and others.
ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a developmental disorder characterized by hyperactivity, impulsiveness and/or inattention.
Adderall - Adderall is a stimulant drug which contains an amphetamine. It is used to improve attention span and decreases impulsivity.
Amphetamines - Drugs used to stimulate the brain; in children, can be used to treat hyperactivity.
Arthralgia - Neuralgic pain in a joint or joints.
Cylert - (pemoline) is a central nervous system stimulant.
Dexedrine - an amphetamine used as a central nervous system stimulant.
Hyperactivity- Having highly or excessively active behavior.
Hyperkinesis - Hyperactivity, especially in children.
Inattention - failure of person to pay attention; disregard; heedlessness; neglect.
Impulsiveness -Inclined to act on impulse rather than thought.
Insomnia - innability to fall sleep, difficulting sleeping.
Methylin - (methylphenidate HCl) is a mild central nervous system (CNS) stimulant.
Neurological - Having to do with brain function.
Pharmacological - The science of drugs, including their composition, uses, and effects.
Placebo - A pill containing no medication that is given to reinforce a individual's expectation they will feel better. This technique is used to test a drugs effectiveness.
Psychotherapy - The treatment of mental and emotional disorders through the use of psychological techniques.
Ritalin - (methylphenidate hydrochloride) a stimulant medication used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder.
Strattera - is the first non-stimulant medication approved for the treatment of ADHD in children, adolescents, and adults.
Section 504 - the law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities.
Stimulant - a drug that temporarily quickens central nervous system function.
Tics - A habitual spasmodic muscular movement or contraction, usually of the face or extremities.
Urticaria - an itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined red margins; usually the result of an allergic response to insect bites or food or drugs.
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Staff, H. (2008, October 6). ADHD Glossary, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2023, June 9 from https://www.healthyplace.com/adhd/articles/glossary-of-adhd-terms