AAP Expands Ages For Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD in Children
Updated guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offer new information on diagnosing and treating Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in younger children and in adolescents.
Emerging evidence makes it possible to diagnose and manage ADHD in children from ages 4 to 18 (previous guidelines covered children ages 6 to 12). The new guidelines describe the special considerations involved in diagnosing and treating preschool children and adolescents. They also include interventions for hyperactive/impulsive behaviors that do not meet the full diagnostic criteria for ADHD.[Read more…]