U.S. Health Care Professionals

Managing ADHD

ADHD may be a chronic disorder, and you may be an integral member of your patient's health care team for a substantial period of time1,2. Therefore, it is important for you to know the overall management plan for a patient with ADHD and for you to communicate this information to patients and parents or caregivers to help manage their expectations. Select a topic to explore.

Developing a Management Plan

Introduces the types of therapies that may be part of a multimodal approach to ADHD management. Includes suggested questions that may be posed to patients or parents and caregivers to help develop the management plan.

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Community-Based Support Team Members

Provides an overview of the team that helps patients manage their ADHD, along with the possible roles of each member.

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Pharmacologic Therapy

Reviews considerations concerning medications approved by the FDA for use in ADHD.

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Nonpharmacologic Strategies

Presents a discussion of a variety of non-medication-based approaches to management of ADHD, including behavior modification, cognitive behavioral therapy, and ADHD coaching.

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References

  1. Pliszka S; AACAP Work Group on Quality Issues. Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2007;46(7):894-921.
  2. Subcommittee on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Steering Committee on Quality Improvement and Management. ADHD: clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents. Pediatrics. 2011:128(5):1007-1022, SI1-SI21.