Younger students entering kindergarten are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than older students in the same class, finds a new study. But is accurate diagnosis the real issue?
The teachers say your son keeps fidgeting with his pencils, gets out of his chair frequently and has trouble focusing. Could he have Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Find out how clinicians weigh your child’s symptoms to make an accurate diagnosis. Also, learn what to consider to make a careful decision about treatment with medication.
When a child has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), parents have the power to change behavior. And that goes far beyond using medications. “The gold standard for treating ADHD combines what goes on inside the skin — including medications, which are highly effective — with what takes place outside the skin,” says Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health Director Michael … Read More
Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) exhibit an inability to sit still or focus. But parents may be able to identify some of the signs of ADHD very early on. Mike Manos, PhD, treats ADHD at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital. He says it can be detected as early as age 3. He says very young … Read More