ERIC Number: ED368136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Medical Management of Children with Attention Deficit Disorders: Commonly Asked Questions.
Parker, Harvey C.; And Others
CHADDER, p17-19 Fall-Win 1991
This brief article uses a question and answer format to review basic information about medical management of children with attention deficit disorders (ADD). Questions address: characteristics of ADD; how parents and teachers can tell if a child might have ADD; types of services and programs which help these children and their families; medications prescribed for ADD children; how psychostimulants appear to help ADD children; common side effects of psychostimulant medications; the use of tricyclic antidepressants in treating ADD; side effects of tricyclic antidepressant medications; ADD children who do not respond well to medication; dispensing of medications at school to an ADD child; monitoring of effectiveness of medications and other treatments; the role of the ADD child's teacher; and refutations of common myths associated with ADD medications. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Washington, DC.; Children with Attention Deficit Disorders, Plantation, FL.