Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
What is ADHD?
ADHD is a mental health disorder that makes it hard to focus, control sudden urges, and behave calmly. ADHD always starts in childhood but may not be diagnosed until adulthood. The cause of ADHD remains unclear.
What are some signs of ADHD?
- Mood swings
- Angry outbursts
- Failure to maintain focus
- Failure to finish tasks
- Trouble managing stress
- Getting easily annoyed
- Overly talkative
- Fidgeting or squirming
Can ADHD be treated?
Yes. If you have ADHD, you can get treatment. Treatment often includes counseling and medicine. Your provider can help find the best treatment for you.
Talk to your provider about your mental health. Take your medicine as prescribed. Be sure to keep all your appointments with your provider!
For more information on ADHD, click on the informational materials below:
- ADHD Fact Sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- ADHD Brochure from the National Institute of Mental Health.
Did you know? Molina Healthcare gives Apple Health (Medicaid) members Amazon.com Gift Cards for getting important screenings such as ADHD follow-up appointments. For more information, click here.
If you need assistance with nonemergency transportation for medical and behavioral appointments (Apple Health [Medicaid]), please visit: hca.wa.gov/transportation-help.