ADHD Drugs and Side Effects in Children

The following table shows various types of approved ADHD treatments and their side effects in children. Stimulants Strattera (atomoxetine) Intuniv (guanfacine) Forms Depending on drug, may be pill, capsule, liquid, or skin patch capsule extended-release tablet How often taken Varies depending on drug once daily or divided into two doses per day once daily Common […]

Treating ADHD in Children

The Food and Drug Administration has approved two types of medications—stimulants and non-stimulants—to help reduce the symptoms of ADHD and improve functioning in children as young as 6 years. Stimulants have been the tried and true medication for ADHD since the 1950s. They have a long track record of being safe and effective. Despite their […]

Diagnosing ADHD in Children

Is your child in constant motion? Does he or she talk incessantly? Or have trouble focusing and prefer to daydream? Then your child may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. This childhood disorder often begins between the ages of 3 and 6 years, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). And it […]

Work to help your ADHD child

Part 3 of An Introduction to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Parents, children, teachers, and doctors should work together as members of a team. Together you can set goals for your child and find the right treatment to reach those goals. Some of the goals families can work toward include: helping children feel better about themselves […]

ADHD in the Classroom

Part 6 of An Introduction to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Your child’s school may be able to help in many ways. Talk to your child’s teachers about ADHD. Ask if your child is having any problems in the classroom or on the playground. Tell the teachers that your child has ADHD, a common childhood illness. […]

Getting ADHD Help for Your Child

Part 5 of An Introduction to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. If you are worried about your child’s behavior, trust your feelings. Ask your child’s doctor for help. Many parents start by taking their child to see a family doctor or pediatrician. Some families go on to see doctors who specialize in childhood problems such as […]

ADHD is a treatable condition

Part 4 of An Introduction to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. ADHD can make children feel bad about themselves. They may see themselves as failures, when they are not. They need help with this common childhood illness. With the right care, children with ADHD are able to pay attention, control their behavior, and slow their fast […]

10 signs of ADHD in children

Part 2 of An Introduction to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Does your child exhibit any of these behaviors? My child often… is moving something—fingers, hands, arms feet, or legs. walks, runs, or climbs around when others are seated. has trouble waiting in line or taking turns. doesn’t finish things. gets bored after just a short […]

An Introduction to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Part 1 of An Introduction to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Does this sound like your child: Ricky sits on his hands to stop them from moving. “It’s like I have a motor inside me going “brrrrrr” all the time and I can’t stop it.” Does this sound like your child? Is it hard for your […]

Injuries & ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)

Children and adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can have more frequent and severe injuries than peers without ADHD. Injuries and Hospital Use in Children and Adolescents Research indicates that children with ADHD are significantly more likely to be injured as pedestrians or while riding a bicycle, to receive head injuries, injure more than one part […]