Management of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder In Children And Adolescents
Date: 19 March 2012
To provide evidence-based guidelines in the assessment and management of ADHD in children and adolescents.
What is ADHD?
What are the risk factors?
How is ADHD recognized and diagnosed?
What are the associated co-morbidities?
How is ADHD treated?
What is the pharmacological treatment?
How should pre-schoolers be managed?
What are the non-pharmacological treatment modalities?
Is there a role for alternative therapy?
When and to whom do primary care providers and teachers refer?
What is the follow-up plan?
Can treatment be stopped?
This guideline is developed for the Management of ADHD in children and adolescents under the age of 18. Management of associated co-morbidities (e.g. mental retardation, pervasive developmental disorders) are not included.
Target Group / Users
This guideline is applicable to all health care professionals involved in treating patients with ADHD, i.e. primary care doctors, medical officers, nurses, medical assistants, paediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists / counsellors, social workers, pharmacists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, as well as educators.
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