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Management of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder In Children And Adolescents

Date: 19 March 2012

Objective

To provide evidence-based guidelines in the assessment and management of ADHD in children and adolescents.

Clinical Questions

  • 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?

    Target Population

    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.

    Please download the CPG for Management of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder In Children And Adolescents below...

      arrowCPG ADHD.pdf (English - pdf) [1117 Kb]



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