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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Also called: ADHD, Attention Deficit Disorder, ADD

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Psychostimulant medications, including methylphenidate (Ritalin, Metadate, and Concerta), amphetamine (Dexedrine, Vyvanse, and Adderall), and...
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CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) therapies are considered and/or tried in over half of patients with ADHD. Many times, these modalities...
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Children with ADHD may require adjustments in the structure of their educational experience, including tutorial assistance and the use of a resource...
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The cause of ADHD has not been fully defined. One theory springs from observations in functional brain imagining studies between those with and...
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Research has shown that ADHD does seem to cluster in families. Several investigations have demonstrated that children who have ADHD usually have at...
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No one knows for sure whether the prevalence of ADHD per se has risen, but it is very clear that the number of children identified with the disorder...
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The diagnostic criteria for ADHD are outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health, 4th ed. (DSM-IV). All of the symptoms of...
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Research supports the clinical observation that as many as 50% of children with ADHD will have symptoms persist into adulthood. One caveat needs to...
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The current criteria for the diagnosis of ADHD are taken from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders, 4th ed. (DSM-IV)...
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ADHD refers to a chronic biobehavioral disorder that initially manifests in childhood and is characterized by hyperactivity, impulsivity, and/or...
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In this situation, the parent should consult with a health care provider before getting that vaccination. But in general the commonly used...
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Glad you asked! You should be able to get a copy of the report by requesting in writing all reports or rating scales used in conducting an evaluation...
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You bring up two important issues regarding the treatment of ADHD with medications. First, the difficulty finding the right combination of...
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You bring up two important issues regarding the treatment of ADHD with medications. First, the difficulty finding the right combination of...
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ADHD and Bipolar Mood Disorder (BMD) can coexist or be mistaken for one another. BMD usually is not diagnosed until young adulthood. However, studies...
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