What is ADHD?

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What is ADHD?

ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. There really are two type. One includes the hyperactivity, and one doesn't. So you can have the ADHD with hyperactivity, the combined type, or ADHD, without hyperactivity, the so-called inattentive type. Either way ADHD, with or without hyperactivity, refers to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

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Edward Hallowell, MD, EdD

Psychiatrist, ADHD Specialist, & Author

Edward (Ned) Hallowell, MD, EdD is a Harvard-trained Child and Adult Psychiatrist in practice in Sudbury, MA (outside Boston) and New York City. The author of 18 books, Dr. Hallowell specializes in learning differences such as ADHD and dyslexia, both of which he has himself.  He has also written extensively on general issues of parenting and living in our modern age. He lives in the Boston area with his wife of 23 years, Sue, and their three children, Lucy, Jack, and Tucker.

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