ADHD Monitoring System

ADHD Monitoring System by David Rabiner, Ph.D. Duke University The ADHD Monitoring System is intended to help parents and health care professionals monitoring the ongoing effectiveness of treatment(s) a child is receiving for ADHD.   Dear Parent, Healthcare Professional, or Educator: One of the most important things one can do to help promote the healthy … Read more

The CDC’s Physician Office Visits for Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents Aged 4–17 Years: United States, 2012–2013

Health care utilization related to ADHD is of interest because the prevalence of parent-reported ADHD diagnosis among U.S. children and adolescents has increased in recent years. This analysis indicated that during 2012–2013, an annual average of 6.1 million physician office visits in the United States were made by children and adolescents aged 4–17 years with a primary diagnosis of ADHD. Treatment with stimulant medications such as methylphenidate or amphetaminedextroamphetamine was common for ADHD visits, with these medicines provided, prescribed, or continued in about 80% of visits among both children aged 4–12 years and those aged 13–17 years.

Adding Better Mental Health Care to Primary Care

A new era of behavioral health integration December 30, 2016 What is Behavioral Health Integration? Many people visit a primary health care provider (such as a doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant) to treat physical diseases and injuries. However, it is also common for patients to see a primary care provider because of behavioral health … Read more

A​​n​​ Overview of ADHD Care

by Mark Bertin, M.D. What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD*)? ADHD is a developmental delay in a wide range of life management skills including planning and organizing, affecting far more than just attention. ADHD may impact social relations, emotional well-being, academic success, and almost any other area of life, even physical health and self-esteem.  Understanding its full impact in this way allows … Read more

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