New ADHD Guidelines
New Clinical Practice Guidelines: The report, “ADHD: Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder,” was released Sunday, October 16, 2012 at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition in Boston, and will be published in the November 2011 issue of Pediatrics (published online Oct. 16). The updated guidelines recommend that all patients aged 4 to 18 years old who show symptoms of the condition be evaluated.
2nd Edition of ADHD Toolkit:
In addition to the formal recommendations for assessment, diagnosis and treatment of ADHD, the guidelines provide a single algorithm to guide the clinical process. The AAP is also releasing a newly revised and updated ADHD Toolkit to assist health care providers diagnose and treat ADHD in their patients.
Information for Families: To help parents understand the new guidance on ADHD, the AAP has published a detailed and updated consumer resource book entitled “ADHD: What Every Parent Needs to Know.”
LD.org Video: In this "Ask the Experts" video, Dr. Sheldon H. Horowitz debunks common myths about AD/HD, or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and shares essential facts that viewers should know. Watch video
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