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posted: Monday October 17th - 3:21pm

New AAP Guideline: ADHD Evaluation Can Begin at Age 4

Children may be evaluated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADDH) beginning at age 4, according to updated clinical guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

"Primary care physicians should initiate an ADHD evaluation for any child 4 through 18 who has school or behavioral problems and symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, or impulsivity." This is guideline Number One in the American Academy of Pediatrics' new clinical guideline for diagnosing and managing attention deficit in children. Released October 16, the updated guideline represents a significant expansion; the previous document addressed children ages 6 to...
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posted: Tuesday October 11th - 3:07pm

Staggering New Statistics About ADHD

The results of a new attention-deficit study conducted by the ADHD Awareness Coalition suggests that 60 percent of ADD adults have lost jobs because of the disorder, nearly half of ADD children experience social struggles, and 38 percent of ADHD kids also have a sleep disorder.

Celebrate ADHD Awareness Week
PHILADELPHIA, October 11, 2011 - New survey results reveal that Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) impacts aspects of work and school for adults and children living with the condition. The survey also shows that many people with ADHD have been diagnosed with, or suspect presence of, other health conditions including anxiety, depression and sleep disorders. ADHD, which affects more than 13 million Americans, is a genetic, neurobiological disorder that...
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