This clinical practice guideline provides recommendations for the assessment and diagnosis of school-aged children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
This practice parameter describes the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) based on the current scientific evidence and clinical consensus of experts in the field. This parameter discusses the clinical evaluation for ADHD, comorbid conditions associated with ADHD, research on the etiology of the disorder, and psychopharmacological and psychosocial interventions for ADHD.
This PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Robin Blitz provides an overview of what ADHD is, diagnostic and evaluation tools and additional information for residents who participate in the ADHD Diagnostic Clinic at Phoenix Children's Hospital.
The AAP has developed this toolkit to assist clinicians in providing quality care for children with ADHD.
Vanderbilt Assessment Forms
Many school-aged children have some of these symptoms, either transiently or in a mild form, and it is important to establish the high frequency of symptoms to make the diagnosis of ADHD. The Vanderbilt Parent and Teacher Assessment Scales are one way to do this. The Vanderbilt Assessment Scales also screen for the following coexisting conditions: oppositional-defiant disorder, conduct disorder, and anxiety and depression.
The Follow-up tools help assess the treatment’s effectiveness.
This report summarizes current concepts in ADHD psychopharmacology specifi cally the use of stimulants, alpha-2 agonists, and anti-depressants.
This review article reviews current conceptualizations of the causes of ADHD and advances in treatment, including discussion of stimulant and non-stimulant medication and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
This PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Robin Blitz provides an overview of medication management and treatment approaches in the treatment of ADHD.
This PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Robin Blitz addresses home management techniques and available school accomidations for children diagnosed with ADHD.
This article reports findings from a phenomenological study of childhood ADHD as recalled by college-enrolled young adults. The study was part of a larger study designed to identify the strategies and individuals young adults remembered as most helpful to them in managing their ADHD during childhood.
This PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Robin Blitz reviews comorbidies often present in children diagnosed with ADHD.
This study evaluates the health related quality of life (HRQL) in children diagnosed with ADHD comparitive to those who have a diagnosis of ADHD and other comorbid psychiatric disorders.