Pediatric Collections: ADHD: Evaluation and Care

Pediatric Collections: ADHD: Evaluation and Care
2019 © American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics
ISBN-13: 978-1-61002-411-2
eISBN-13: 978-1-61002-412-9
Pediatrics, Psychiatry


Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common behavioral condition and the second most common chronic illness in children; however, current objective assessments are of limited use in clarifying the diagnosis. This collection offers an evidence-based approach to evaluating children for ADHD.

It also addresses treatment challenges, including prescribing practices for stimulant and non-stimulant ADHD medications, monitoring for medication adherence, side effects, dosing, and medication adjustments. Additionally, a discussion of the effectiveness of nonpharmacologic treatments such as neurofeedback, cognitive training, and herbal or dietary supplements is provided.

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