Treating Young Children for ADHD
Earlier this week the American Academy of Pediatrics released new guidelines for treating and diagnosing ADHD. The disorder, often characterized by hyperactivity and an inability to focus, is thought to affect about 8 percent of all kids. The new guidelines aim to help pediatricians identify ADHD in children as young as four. Previous recommendations applied to children six and up. Many pediatricians agree that attention deficit problems can be apparent in preschool age children, but there is debate over what treatments, if any, are appropriate. Join us to talk about diagnosing and treating ADHD in young children
professor of pediatrics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
lead author, ADHD clinical practice guidelines
executive vice president and chief academic officer, Children’s National Medical Center; professor and chairman, Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
associate professor and director of Pediatric Medical Psychology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
pediatrician and author of "Keeping Your Child in Mind"