AAP Patient Education Library

Our team of professionals and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their child's health and wellbeing. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics, which can be found on the side of each page. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire website, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided below.

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ADHD

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder—Behavioral Issues in Child Care and Schools
Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have higher levels of impulsivity and hyperactivity and/or inattention than other children their age. Not every child who has disorganized or impulsive behaviors has ADHD. The most important step is to look for other causes, especially exposure to traumatic events or stressors, developmental delays, and mood and anxiety problems.
Homework Tips for Parents to Teens—ADHD Toolkit
Need more information? Contact CHADD at www.chadd.org
Hyperactivity—Behavioral Issues in Child Care and Schools
Hyperactivity is typically thought of as one part of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which can be diagnosed in children as early as age 4 years. However, because most preschoolers can be active and inattentive and have difficulty staying engaged at times, only medical and/or mental health professionals should establish the diagnosis after carefully receiving input from parents or guardians and teachers.
Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools—Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Behavior management skills that can be included in a Care Plan include
Use of Psychostimulant Medication: Tips for Parents—ADHD Toolkit
Help your teen be responsible with medication.
Use of Psychostimulant Medication: Tips for Teens—ADHD Toolkit
Stimulant medications are defined as controlled substances under federal and state regulations. The possession of stimulant medication without a prescription is against the law
Why Am I Having So Much Trouble With School?—ADHD Toolkit
It is very common to have difficulties in school if you have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Why Is My Child Having Trouble in School?—ADHD Toolkit
It is very common for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to have difficulties in school. These problems can occur for several reasons.
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