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What kind of specialist should my child see for ADHD?

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When you find out your child has ADHD, you can turn to a team of pros who can get him the right treatment. Each one plays a different role that helps your kid improve his behavior at school and home.

There's no one-size fits all remedy if your boy or girl doesn't stay focused, can't seem to sit still, or tends to be impulsive. But a group of specialists will use behavior therapy, medicine, or a combo to let your child put his best foot forward.

SOURCES: CDC: "Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)." Felt, B. , October 2014. Wolraich, M. , November 2011. National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder." Child Mind Institute: "Pediatricians and ADHD." The American Occupational Therapy Association: "ADHD." U.S. Department of Education: "Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."






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Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on April 22, 2018

SOURCES: CDC: "Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)." Felt, B. , October 2014. Wolraich, M. , November 2011. National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder." Child Mind Institute: "Pediatricians and ADHD." The American Occupational Therapy Association: "ADHD." U.S. Department of Education: "Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."






American Family PhysicianPediatrics

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on April 22, 2018

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