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90 Percent of Pediatric Specialists Not Following Clinical Guidelines When Treating Preschoolers with ADHD

90 Percent of Pediatric Specialists Not Following Clinical Guidelines When Treating Preschoolers with ADHD | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
More than 90 percent of medical specialists who diagnose and manage ADHD in preschoolers do not follow treatment guidelines recently published by the AAP.
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"Current clinical guidelines for pediatricians and child psychiatrists associated with the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) recommend that behavior therapy be the initial treatment approach for preschoolers with ADHD, and that treatment with medication should only be pursued when counseling in behavior management is not successful."

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ADHD is over-diagnosed, experts say

ADHD is over-diagnosed, experts say | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
What experts and the public have already long suspected is now supported by representative data: ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is over-diagnosed.

 

 

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Girls with ADHD at Risk for Self-Injury, Suicide Attempts as Young Adults

Girls with ADHD at Risk for Self-Injury, Suicide Attempts as Young Adults | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are significantly more likely to attempt suicide or injure themselves as young adults than girls who do not have ADHD, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
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Why Bébé Doesn't Have ADHD

Why Bébé Doesn't Have ADHD | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
How come the epidemic of ADHD -- which has established itself firmly in the United States -- has almost completely passed over children in France?
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