Information for Professionals on ADD (ADHD)
Remember when we talked about "hyperkenisis" as
if the primary issue in what we now call ADD (ADHD) was hyperacitivity?
Remember when most professionals thought that only boys were
affected? Remember when we thought children "outgrew"
ADD (ADHD)? Remember when there were only one or two medications
used to treat ADD (ADHD)?
We now know is that ADD (ADHD) is a very complex disorder
that is often accompanied by other conditions - requiring
a careful differential diagnosis and a complex treatment approach.
ADD (ADHD) is the most highly researched childhood psychiatric
disorder, and research on adults is now growing rapidly. As
a busy professional, it's hard to keep up.
We are Kathleen Nadeau,
Ph.D. (clinical psychologist) and Patricia
Quinn, M.D., (developmental pediatrician), both professionals
who have focused for many years on the diagnosis and treatment
of ADD (ADHD) and related disorders.
Bookmark this site and come back often. We will continue
to add articles on new or controversial topics, books that
will help you stay up to date in treating this complex disorder,
and links to other ADD (ADHD) resources.
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develop this section of our site to better meet your professional
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information on ADD (ADHD) available. If you have a specific
expertise related to ADD (ADHD) that you would like to write
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work in many other areas of our site. Visit our sections on
Women and girls, Parents and children, Young adults/college
students, Adults, and ADD-friendly Living.