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Let's Talk About ADHD in Children

We've got the doctor-approved scoop on ADHD in children, including causes, symptoms, treatments, and a jillion other facts and tips that can make life with this mental health condition easier.

    Our Pro PanelADHD in Children

    We went to some of the top experts in ADHD to bring you the most up-to-date information possible.

    Rosemarie Manfredi, Psy.D.Licensed Psychologist and Certified School Psychologist

    Neurodevelopmental Assessment and Consulting, LLC
    Bensalem, PA
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    Lindsay Elton, M.D.Neurologist

    Child Neurology Consultants
    Austin, TX

    Sharon Saline, Psy.D.Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Author of What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew

    Northampton, MA

    Frequently Asked QuestionsADHD in Children

    What’s the difference between ADD and ADHD?

    There’s no difference, really. Back in In 1994, ADD officially became ADHD no matter if symptoms of hyperactivity were present or not. That said, quite a few professionals and regular folks still use the term ADD.

    Will my child get help for ADHD at school?

    Not all kids with ADHD qualify for an Individual Education Plan (IEP), which includes special education services and accommodations. However, your child may still qualify for services with what’s called a 504 plan, which offers accommodations without special education.

    What conditions often go hand-in-hand with ADHD?

    Theoretically any disorder can coexist with ADHD, but the most common include anxiety, learning disabilities, disruptive behavior disorders, mood and sleep disorders, and Tourette Syndrome. In fact, more than two-thirds of those ADHD have at least one other coinciding condition.

    Will my child outgrow ADHD?

    ADHD is considered a chronic condition, with roughly 60% of kids diagnosed with ADHD will go on to experience symptoms as adults, too. However, symptoms do often change with age. For example, while hyperactivity is often a telltale in childhood ADHD cases, that generally shifts to restlessness in adults.

    Holly Pevzner

    Holly Pevzner

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    Holly Pevzner is a health writer whose work has appeared in many publications, including EatingWell and Prevention.