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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has long been a problem for children and their families. Part of this information is presented with the permission of Matt Barcellona, Colin Bridgeman, and Christopher Petersen of The Penn State College of Medicine. The information presented at this site is for general use only and is not intended to provide personal advice or substitute for the advice of a qualified professional. If you have questions about the information presented here, please consult a physician, the resources listed, or other professional in your area.

Kids on Behavioral Meds

The Child Advocate is devoted to children and the parents and professionals that work with them and advocate for them. Children on medication for behavioral problems is a major concern for parents. The information presented at this site is for general use only and is...

Discipline Disputes

Continued behavior problems often indicate that a child’s program is not appropriate. If parents suspect that behavior problems are preventing their child from succeeding at school, they should write to the principal and request an IEP Team Meeting or “Pre-Hearing Conference.”

AD/HD under IDEA

What You Need To Know About AD/HD Under The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (By Matthew Cohen, JD)

Attention disorder affects teens’ driving skills

Last Updated: 2002-10-28 10:00:30 -0400 (Reuters Health) By Paula Moyer SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters Health) - The already-steep learning curve for adolescent drivers is a mountain for those who live with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to Dr....

ADHD and Brain Imaging

BRAIN-IMAGING STUDY SHEDS MORE LIGHT ON UNDERLYING CAUSE OF ATTENTION-DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY SYNDROME Lancet 2003; 362 : 1699-1707 Results of a US study in this week's issue of THE LANCET provide details of the underlying physical causes of attention-deficit...

Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD (MTA)

 Matt Barcellona  Penn State College of Medicine 2002 Goal of study: 3 Questions 1) How do long term and behavioral treatments compare with one another? 2) Are there additional benefits of combining medicinal and behavioral treatments? 3) How does careful systematic...

Children and Psychiatric Medication – a multimodal presentation

Children's Medications - a multimodal presentation A Presentation from  Penn State College of Medicine Supported in part by an advocacy grant from The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2005 - 2008 Chrome browser users may need the IE-On-Chrome...

ADHD and Tourette Treatment

ADHD and Tourette Syndrome:  A Treatment Challenge  Colin Bridgeman Pennsylvania State University Penn State College of Medicine 2004   Tourette’s Syndrome or Disorder (TS):   1)   First described by Georges Gilles de la Tourette in 1885   2)  Epidemiology:   A)  The...

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