ADHD in Children and Adolescents
  • Clinical Report from the American Academy of Pediatrics: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Substance Abuse
    Presents practical strategies for reducing the risk of substance use disorders in patients with ADHD and includes suggestions for safe stimulant prescribing.
     
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Clinical Practice Guideline: ADHD: Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents
    This document updates and replaces 2 previously published clinical guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on the diagnosis and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. It focuses on an expanded age range, an expanded scope, a process of care for diagnosis and treatment, and integration with the Task Force on Mental Health.
     
  • NIMH Research: Prescribed Use of Stimulant Medications to Treat ADHD
    9/28/11: The prescribed use of stimulant medications to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rose slowly but steadily from 1996 to 2008, according to a study conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The study was published online ahead of print September 28, 2011, in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
     
  • NIMH PODASTS: Dr. Ben Vitello on ADHD in Children
    Symptoms of ADHD in Children
    Dr. Ben Vitiello, Child and Adolescent Treatment and Preventive Intervention Research Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, talks about symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children.

    Treatment Options for ADHD in Children
    Dr. Ben Vitiello, Child and Adolescent Treatment and Preventive Intervention Research Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, talks about therapy and medication treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children.
     
  • NIMH FACT SHEET: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents
    A fact sheet that describes the development in our understanding of how ADHD affects children and adolescents and the direction of future research.