Does your child go through extreme changes in mood and
behavior? Does your child get much more excited or much
more irritable than other kids? Do you notice that your child
goes through cycles of extreme highs and lows more often
than other children? Do these mood changes affect how your
child acts at school or at home?
Although medication treatment for ADHD has been shown to significantly reduce core ADHD symptoms in hundreds of studies, important concerns remain about it being prescribed inappropriately to children and teens who do not have ADHD. There is also evidence that many youth with ADHD who could potentially benefit from medication treatment do not receive it, and may realize poorer outcomes in as a result.
How should ADHD treatment begin?
Who would have thought that children living at higher altitudes are at reduced risk for the development of ADHD? As the
research described below suggests, however, this may be the case.
Download PDF Download ePub Order a free hardcopy En EspaÃ±ol Do you feel very happy and outgoingâ€”or very irritableâ€”on some days, but unusually sad or anxious on other days? Do the â€œupâ€ periods go along with increased energy or activity? Do the â€œdownsâ€ go along with low energy, hopelessness, or inability to enjoy what you … Read more
Not all children and teens respond to stress in the same way.Â Some common changes to watch for.