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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Also called: ADHD, Attention Deficit Disorder, ADD

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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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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a condition that causes persistent inattention, hyperactivity, and/or impulsivity. ADHD begins...
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Coaching is a relatively new field in the treatment of ADHD in children. ADHD coaches are meant to help children achieve better results in different...
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For children with ADHD, no single treatment is the answer for every child. A child may have undesirable side effects to a medication, making a...
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Behavioral treatment for children with ADHD involves adjusting the environment to promote more successful social interactions. Such adjustments...
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A class of drugs called psychostimulants or stimulants for short is a highly effective treatment for childhood ADHD. These medicines, including...
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Education of the child and family is an essential component of any treatment plan, which may encompass special education programs, psychological...
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Doctors may classify symptoms as the following types of ADHD: Combined Type (Inattentive/Hyperactive/Impulsive). Children with this type of ADHD...
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Your child's primary care doctor can determine whether your child has ADHD using standard guidelines developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics...
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