ADHD

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ADHD & Children:

ADHD & Children

What is It?:

What is It? Three subtypes: Inattention: causes difficulty in paying attention, getting work finished, following instructions or following conversations, and also can cause distraction Impulsivity & hyperactivity: causes difficulty in sitting still, inability to stay quiet and wait their turn, and also may result in fidgeting C ombined subtype

Causes:

Causes Genetics Brain injury Alcohol and tobacco use during pregnancy Low birth rate

Changes in the DSM:

Changes in the DSM Several inattentive or hyperactive-impulsive symptoms were present before age 12 years . Several symptoms are present in two or more setting There is clear evidence that the symptoms interfere with, or reduce the quality of, social, school, or work functioning. The symptoms do not happen only during the course of schizophrenia or another psychotic disorder. The symptoms are not better explained by another mental disorder

Assessments:

Assessments Vanderbilt Assessment Scale Child Behavior Checklist and Teacher Report Form Must assess in multiple settings

Interventions & Treatment:

Interventions & Treatment Medication Behavioral Therapy Parent Training ADHD and the classroom

Resources:

Resources http://www.addresources.org / http://help4adhd.org / http://www.chadd.org/

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