Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) | BlackDoctor | Page 2

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

    If ADHD is suspected, the diagnosis should be made by a professional with training in ADHD. This includes child psychiatrists, psychologists, developmental/behavioral pediatricians, behavioral neurologists, and clinical social workers. After ruling out other possible reasons for the child’s behavior, the specialist checks the child’s school and medical records and talks to teachers and parents who have filled out a behavior rating scale for the child. A diagnosis is made only after all this information has been considered.

    Treatment

    Effective treatments for ADHD are available, and include behavioral therapy and medications.

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