Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
The Whole Child Pediatrics is highly trained and experienced in diagnosing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. For a comprehensive evidence-based consultation for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment (this typically takes 45-60 minutes) call 859-647-6700
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common neuro-psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents. It can often persist into adulthood.
Requirements for Diagnosis:
History of symptoms, Vanderbilt questionnaires (parents and teachers), impairment at home, school, and socially.
Vanderbilt and Self-Assessment Questionnaires:
Makes careless mistakes, doesn't pay attention to details
Avoids tasks that take concentration
Fails to follow through on tasks
Seems not to listen
Running around as if "driven by a motor" (Younger Children)
Has trouble staying seated
Difficulty playing quietly
Acts or speaks without thinking
interrupts or intrudes on others
Blurts out answers before question completed