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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Pediatric

Reviewed 06/2020
 


BASICS

DESCRIPTION

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that manifests in early childhood characterized by distractibility, impulsivity, hyperactivity, and/o...

DIAGNOSIS

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines recommend Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5) criteria to establish diagnosis (1)[C].

  • DSM-5 criteria for...

TREATMENT

GENERAL MEASURES

  • Identify treatment goals based on behaviors that are most harmful to the child’s development.

  • Coordinate school and home behavioral plan.

  • Behavioral health consult; behavioral ...

ONGOING CARE

FOLLOW-UP RECOMMENDATIONS

Patient Monitoring

  • Parent/teacher rating scales

  • Office visits to monitor side effects and efficacy: End points are improved grades, rating scales, family interactio...

REFERENCES

1
American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 5th ed. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association; 2013.
2
Wolraich M, Brown L, Brown RT, et al...

ADDITIONAL READING

  • Felt BT, Biermann B, Christner JG, et al. Diagnosis and management of ADHD in children. Am Fam Physician.  2014;90(7):456–464.

  • Laforett DR, Murray DW, Kollins SH. Psychosocial t...

CODES

ICD10

  • F90.9 Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, unspecified type

  • F90.0 Attn-defct hyperactivity disorder, predom inattentive type

  • F90.1 Attn-defct hyperactivity disorder, predom hyperactive t...

CLINICAL PEARLS

  • Identify treatment goals and behaviors before initiating any intervention.

  • Make initial treatment plan based on those goals.

  • Behavioral therapy for child and parents, and coordination wi...

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