Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

May 15, 2009 Issue
AAP Responds to AHA Guidelines on Cardiovascular Monitoring Before Starting Stimulants for ADHD [Practice Guidelines]

A recent guideline from the American Heart Association (AHA) recommended routine electrocardiography (ECG) in children before they begin pharmacotherapy for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). That recommendation contradicts evidence-based recommendations from the American Academy of Ch...

May 15, 2009 Issue
Stimulants, ADHD, and the Heart [Editorials]

Apr 15, 2009 Issue
Multimodal Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children [Editorials]

Apr 15, 2009 Issue
Current Strategies in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder [Article]

Symptoms of childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder affect cognitive, academic, behavioral, emotional, social, and developmental functioning. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is the most commonly diagnosed neurodevelopmental disorder in children and adolescents. An estimated 2 to ...

Feb 15, 2006 Issue
CDC Releases Data on ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment in Children [Practice Guidelines]

A report analyzing the rate of diagnosis and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among children and adolescents has been released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Nov 1, 2003 Issue
Atomoxetine for ADHD [STEPS]

Atomoxetine is more effective than placebo for treating symptoms of ADHD in children and adults, based on short-term studies. Given safety concerns (growth retardation, potential adverse effects in slow metabolizers) and its high cost, atomoxetine should be considered only as an alternative for pati...

Feb 15, 2002 Issue
AAP Guidelines on Treatment of Children with ADHD [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a new guideline for the treatment of school-aged children (six to 12 years) with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Oct 15, 2001 Issue
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Management [Article]

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common psychiatric disorder of childhood and often persists into adulthood. ADHD is a neurophysiologic disorder defined in behavioral terms and associated with significant morbidity in the realms of social and academic success, and self-est...

Sep 1, 2001 Issue
Evaluation and Treatment of ADHD [Article]

Symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are present in as many as 9 percent of school-age children. ADHD-specific questionnaires can help determine whether children meet diagnostic criteria for the disorder. The recommended evaluation also includes documenting the type and severi...

May 1, 2001 Issue
The Child With ADHD: Using the AAP Clinical Practice Guideline [Article]

The American Academy of Pediatrics developed an evidence-based clinical practice guideline that provides recommendations for the assessment and diagnosis of school-aged children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This guideline, the first of two guidelines to provide recommendatio...

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