What is ADHD and How is it Treated?

Dr. Shimi Kang, BSc., MD, FRCPC, Psychiatrist, discusses What is ADHD and How is it Treated?

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Dr. Shimi Kang, BSc., MD, FRCPC, Psychiatrist, discusses What is ADHD and How is it Treated?
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Featuring Dr. Shimi K. Kang, MD, FRCPC, What is ADHD and How is it Treated?

Presenter: Dr. Shimi Kang, Psychiatrist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Psychiatrist

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Understanding ADHD

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ADHD stands for Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder

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ADHD stands for Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder

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ADD (Attention-Deficit Disorder) is similar to ADHD, but without the Hyperactivity component.

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ADD (Attention-Deficit Disorder) is similar to ADHD, but without the Hyperactivity component.

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The main symptoms of ADHD are: difficulty focusing and concentrating, and some have hyperactivity.

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The main symptoms of ADHD are: difficulty focusing and concentrating, and some have hyperactivity.

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In children, diagnosis can be done by their teacher or parents.

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Diagnosis needs to be done by a trained professional with input from teachers, parents and doctors that are involved with the child. This collective input will give an accurate assessment of the child's behavior in a variety of settings.

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For a diagnosis of ADHD, the symptoms have to have an impact on the child's life that is inappropriate and/or unacceptable for their age.

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For a diagnosis of ADHD, the symptoms have to have an impact on the child's life that is inappropriate and/or unacceptable for their age.

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30% of young people will carry ADHD through to adulthood.

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30% of young people will carry ADHD through to adulthood.

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Treatment typically only involves medications that the patient would take long term.

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Treatment with medications is often an important component of treatment, however is not the only resource. Behavioral management is key as well. For example, modifying your environment such as your work station, where you are free of distractions, cell phones, TV's etc. can be very helpful.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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