Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
In the US today, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) reigns as one of the most common behavioral health condition that affects children. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behaviors, and over activity. Since symptoms vary from person to person, and there is no single test to diagnose ADHD, there can be delays in treatment for misdiagnosed children. This means developing models of care for better diagnosing and treating children with ADHD are essential.
What NICHQ is Doing
Through two projects, NICHQ has devoted resources to developing and expanding ADHD diagnosis and management tools for physicians, clinicians and parents across the country.