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Divisions > Student, Family, and School Support > Student Services and Alternative Programs > Attention Deficit

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders, which can continue into adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyper or over activity.

ADHD is a neurological disorder that has three subtypes. People with ADHD can be very successful in life. But without appropriate identification and treatment, ADHD can have serious consequences for some individuals, including school failure, depression, failed relationships, and substance abuse. Early identification and treatment are extremely important. This site contains links to resources for parents, teachers, and students that may be helpful for intervention in the schools.

Contact Information
Student Services and Alternative Programs Branch
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-767-0311
 Related Links
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Psychological Association
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Maryland Coalition of Families for Children's Mental Health
National Association of School Psychologists
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