ADHD is a problem with inattentiveness, over-activity, impulsivity, or a combination. For these problems to be diagnosed as ADHD, they must be out of the normal range for a child’s age and development.

The child should have an evaluation by a doctor if ADHD is suspected. Evaluation may include:

  • Parent and teacher questionnaires (for example, Connors, Burks)
  • Psychological evaluation of the child AND family, including IQ testing and psychological testing
  • Complete developmental, mental, nutritional, physical, and psychosocial examination

This talk will discuss the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of ADHD in children.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review clinical approach to assessment and diagnosis of ADHD
  2. Review revised guidelines regarding behavior management
  3. Review AAP recommendations regarding medication management
  4. Summarize medications available for use for children