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"My Child is Hyper": How Can My Pediatrician Help?

Patricia Beach MD and Virginia Niebuhr, PhD

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common behavioral problem in US children with approximately 7.5 percent of the US school-aged population exhibiting the condition. Because it is so common, the role of the pediatrician is huge for the identification and management of this disorder.

This learning module is intended for pediatric residents. Completion should give the physician the basic information needed to properly assess and treat a child for attention deficit disorder.