October 17, 2011

THEY AREN'T KIDS, THEY'RE UNTAPPED CUSTOMERS! (via Beppo):

Kids as young as 4 can have ADHD (Elizabeth Landau,10/16/11,  CNN)

The American Academy of Pediatrics has broadened its guidelines for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, expanding the age range for diagnosis and treatment to ages 4 through 18.

While the previous guidelines, from 2000 and 2001, targeted children ages 6 to 12, the new report covers children from preschool to the end of high school. This is based on recent evidence that supports including preschool children and adolescents in ADHD diagnosis and treatment management.

"The primary care clinician should initiate an evaluation for ADHD for any child 4 though 18 years of age who presents with academic or behavioral problems and symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, or impulsivity," the report said.

It's a greater deviation from biological normality if a four year old is attentive, inactive and not impulsive.

Posted by at October 17, 2011 4:22 PM
  

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