The Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) is a federal law that generally prevents group health plans and health insurance issuers that provide mental health or substance use disorder (MH/SUD) benefits from imposing less favorable benefit limitations on those benefits than on medical/surgical benefits. Read more … Read more
While deciding on an initial ADHD treatment plan is certainly important, equally important is establishing a plan to monitor how well that treatment is working
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Results from this survey provide useful information to parents seeking effective ADHD treatment for their child that complements what has been learned from research-based clinical trials. In particular, the findings highlight that no treatment as currently offered in community settings is likely to produce benefits that most parents will be satisfied and that persistence in finding what works best for one’s child may often be required.
TheÂ American Academy of Pediatrics recommendsÂ behavior therapy first for children under 6 years of age, and a combination of medication and behavior therapy for children age 6 and older.
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.
You may have heard ofÂ clinical trials, and your doctor may even have suggested your child enroll in one. Clinical trialsÂ 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 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
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 2012â€“2013, an annual average of 6.1 million physician office visits in the United States were made by children and adolescents aged 4â€“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 4â€“12 years and those aged 13â€“17 years.