ATTENTION RELATED DISORDERS

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder of childhood in the United States. There are two sub-types of the disorder, predominately inattentive type, and predominately hyperactive/impulsive type. Children can have just one subtype of the disorder or both types.

Doctors diagnose ADHD in children and teens after discussing symptoms at length with the child, parents, teachers, and observing the child’s behaviors. There is not a single diagnostic test for ADHD. If you suspect your child or adolescent may meet the diagnostic criteria for this disorder, it is recommended they are assessed by a specialist with training in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. There are many treatment options, so parents should work closely with everyone involved in the child’s life. There are also many resources available to families whose child has received an ADHD diagnosis. Taking advantage of these resources can greatly impact your child’s continued successes.

The following section includes local resources, articles, and information on the diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Articles on Attention Related Disorders

Services for Attention Related Disorders

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