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Adult ADHD Diagnosis: What to Ask a New Doctor

April 4, 2017

“What you should know about ADHD symptoms and treatment before talking with your doctor about a diagnosis and treatment.”

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Would Your Child Benefit from a Clinical Trial?

March 29, 2017

  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 […]

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ADHD Monitoring System

March 17, 2017

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 […]

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

February 1, 2017

NCHS Data Brief ■ No. 269 ■ January 2017 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics   Physician Office Visits for Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents Aged 4–17 Years: United States, 2012–2013 Michael Albert, M.D., M.P.H., Pinyao Rui, M.P.H., and Jill J. Ashman, […]

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ADHD: Keeping Track of Numbers From the CDC

December 13, 2016

ADHD: Keeping Track of Numbers Learn more about attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and discover how CDC’s research helps us all understand how ADHD impacts children and families. What is ADHD? ADHD is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders of childhood and often lasts into adulthood. More than 1 in 10 children, 4-17 years […]

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NIMH’s Definition of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

November 14, 2016

NIMH’s Definition of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder National Institute of Mental Health   Definition Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. Inattention means a person wanders off task, lacks persistence, has difficulty sustaining focus, and is disorganized; and these problems […]

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A​​n​​ Overview of ADHD Care

October 28, 2016

An Overview of ADHD Care  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 […]

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Pediatric care for children with ADHD

May 22, 2016

Pediatric care for children with ADHD – Discouraging new findings By David Rabiner, PhD   Most children with ADHD receive their care from community-based pediatricians. Given the large number of school-age children who require evaluation and treatment services for ADHD, and the adverse impact that poor quality care can have on children’s development, it is […]

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Why do College Students Misuse ADHD Medication?

November 3, 2015

New findings in why college students abuse ADHD medication.

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Safe Stimulant Medication for Children with ADHD

November 3, 2015

Science News from research organizations Stimulant medication safe, effective for children with ADHD and congenital heart disease Date: October 5, 2015 Source: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Summary: Children with congenital heart disease and ADHD can take stimulant medications without fear of significant cardiovascular side effects, a new study concludes. A new study finds that […]

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