Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

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...

Nov 1, 2000 Issue
Adult ADHD: Evaluation and Treatment in Family Medicine [Article]

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects 30 to 50 percent of adults who had ADHD in childhood. Accurate diagnosis of ADHD in adults is challenging and requires attention to early development and symptoms of inattention, distractibility, impulsivity and emotional lability. Diagnosis is...

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