Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
In the U.S., attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common behavioral health conditions among children. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused, difficulty controlling behaviors and over activity. Because symptoms vary between people and there is no single test to diagnose ADHD, there can be delays in treatment for misdiagnosed children. This means developing models of care for better diagnoses and treatment are essential.
How We’ve Helped
Through two projects, we have devoted resources to developing and expanding ADHD diagnosis and management tools for physicians, clinicians and parents across the country.
ADHD Toolkit Caring for Children with ADHD: A Resource Toolkit for Clinicians was developed by NICHQ in partnership with the NC Center for Child Health Improvement and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The first edition is available to ADHD Toolkit. The updated second edition is available for purchase from the AAP Bookstore.