10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About ADHD in Children
Whether you're trying to find out if your child has ADHD, or they have already been diagnosed, there are questions that many parents have, including diagnosis, treatment, and managing schoolwork and day-to-day activities.
To get answers, you can talk about it with your child's doctor or other health care professional.
Q. I heard that pesticide exposure may cause ADHD. Should I be worried?
A. At least one in 10 American kids has attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity, or ADHD. And a recent study published in Pediatrics did find an association between pesticide exposure and ADHD, so there may be a link.
Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health studied 1,139 children ages 8 to 15, about 10% of whom had ADHD. All of the children submitted a urine specimen for testing. The urine of children...