What is ADHD?
ADHD is a condition of the brain that makes it difficult for children to control their behavior. In ADHD, there are three groups of behavior symptoms: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Though all children have occasions when their behavior is uncontrollable, those with ADHD have behavioral problems so frequently that it often interferes with daily life. Effective treatment is available.
Read more about ADHD in the resources below:
ADHD Guidelines peds.2011-2654.full
New Clinical Practice Guidelines: The report, “ADHD: Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder,” was released Sunday, October 16, 2012 at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition in Boston, and will be published in the November 2011 issue of Pediatrics (published online Oct. 16). The updated guidelines recommend that all patients aged 4 to 18 years old who show symptoms of the condition be evaluated. In addition to the formal recommendations for assessment, diagnosis and treatment of ADHD, the guidelines provide a single algorithm to guide the clinical process. The AAP is also releasing a newly revised and updated ADHD Toolkit to assist health care providers diagnose and treat ADHD in their patients.
Information for Families: To help parents understand the new guidance on ADHD, the AAP has published a detailed and updated consumer resource book entitled “ADHD: What Every Parent Needs to Know.”
LD.org Video: In this “Ask the Experts” video, Dr. Sheldon H. Horowitz debunks common myths about AD/HD, or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and shares essential facts that viewers should know. Watch video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyVVp9x47ZA&feature=youtu.be
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