Behavior Therapy for ADHD

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends behavior therapy first for children under 6 years of age, and a combination of medication and behavior therapy for children age 6 and older.

How to Select a Professional to Work with You and/or Your Child

Choosing a professional or other specialists to help counsel, diagnose or treat you or your child with ADHD can be tricky. It is important to find a specialist that is a good fit for you or your child. The right match can be found with help from this guide that provides strategies and tips for searching for the right professionals, interviews with counselors, the roles of the parents throughout the process, questions to ask specialists, etc.

Would Your Child Benefit from a Clinical Trial?

  You may have heard of clinical trials, and your doctor may even have suggested your child enroll in one. Clinical trials are voluntary research studies conducted in people and designed to answer specific questions about the safety and/or effectiveness of drugs, vaccines, other therapies, or new ways of using existing treatments. If your child were to … Read more

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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