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A Little More Info, Doc

“My eight-year-old daughter was recently diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADHD), but her doctor only gave me little information about the symptoms he observed. How do I know which treatment will work best?”

You need more information before deciding which treatment will be most effective for your ADHD daughter. Sit down with her physician and discuss the following with him:

  • How was the diagnosis made?
  • What behaviors did he observe to make the diagnosis?
  • Might the behaviors be something other than ADHD?
  • What treatment does he recommend?

Also discuss the ADHD diagnosis with your daughter’s teacher. Does her teacher notice these behaviors in school? In addition, read up on the symptoms of ADHD in children. Go to chadd.org and ADDitudeMag.com to get more information and references.

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