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Could Your Child Have ADHD?

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you'll get information on:

  • Whether your child shows possible
    ADHD symptoms
  • How ADHD is diagnosed and
    treated
  • How to help your child at home
    and at school

Reviewed by Patricia Quinn, MD on December 02, 2013

Sources:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "AAP Expands Ages for Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD in Children."

Biederman, J. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, August 2007.

CDC: "Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Data & Statistics," "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Among Children Aged 5-17 Years in the United States, 1998-2009," "My Child Has Been Diagnosed with ADHD -- Now What?"

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder): "Symptoms and Causes," "New Understandings of ADHD," "Elementary School Girls with ADHD," "How Is ADHD Diagnosed?" "Coexisting Disorders," "ADHD Medications, An Overview," "Psychosocial Treatment for Children and Adolescents with ADHD (WWK7)," "Starting the School Year Right," "Accommodating your child's needs through a 504 plan," "My Brother Is a Class-A Brat," "AD/HD and Teens: Information for Parents."

Child Mind Institute: "ADHD in Teenagers."

Fine, Stuart. British Columbia Medical Journal, June 2001.

Healthy Children: "ADHD Basics," "Causes of ADHD," "Behavior Therapy," "Disruptive Behavior Disorders," "Girls and ADHD," "How to Respond with Effective Discipline," "Disciplining Your Child," "Your Child at School," "Meeting New Academic Challenges," "Integrating ADHD Management Into Your Family Life," "Effective Parenting of Teenagers with ADHD."

Hinshaw, S. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, December 2012.

National Center for Learning Disabilities: "Is My Child's Behavior the Sign of a Learning Disability?"

National Resource Center on AD/HD: "Comprehensive Assessment of ADHD in Children," "Treatment Overview," "Managing Medication for Children and Adolescents with AD/HD (WWK3)."

Nemours Foundation: "What Is ADHD?" "Understanding Depression," "Behavioral Therapy," "504 Education Plans," "Taking Care of You: Support for Caregivers."

NIH National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

Psychology Today: "ADHD: 10 Helpful Tips."

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