Child Health Topics

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

In the US today, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) reigns as one of the most commonExternal Link 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.

Caring for Children with ADHD: A Resource Toolkit for Clinicians (2nd Edition)

ADHD Toolkit

Caring for Children with ADHD: A Resource Toolkit for Clinicians was developed by NICHQ in partnership with the NC Center for Child Health Improvement and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The first edition is available to ADHD Toolkit. The updated second edition is available for purchase from the AAP BookstoreExternal Link.