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 Español Do you feel very happy and outgoing—or very irritable—on some days, but unusually sad or anxious on other days? Do the “up” periods go along with increased energy or activity? Do the “downs” 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. Some common changes to watch for.
“What you should know about ADHD symptoms and treatment before talking with your doctor about a diagnosis and treatment.”
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
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.
Overlapping symptoms that can help you diagnose ADHD.
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