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Below you will find information for primary care providers and behavioral health practitioners, including assessment and treatment. You will also find patient education materials, including articles, resources, tips and information about support groups.

 

Articles

The articles listed below contain useful information for providers who are helping patients cope with ADHD.

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness characterized by recurrent episodes of depression, mania, and/or mixed symptom states. These episodes cause unusual and extreme shifts in mood, energy, and behavior that interfere significantly with normal, healthy functioning.

 

Resources

These organizations can provide you with additional information about ADHD and its treatment.

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
3615 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20016-3007
Telephone: (202) 966-7300
www.aacap.org

American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098
Telephone: (847) 434-4000
www.aap.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Colonial Place Three
2107 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201-3042
Telephone: (800) 950-NAMI (800-950-6264)
www.nami.org

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
6001 Executive Boulevard
Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Telephone: (800) 421-4211
www.nimh.nih.gov

National Mental Health Association (NMHA)
2001 N. Beauregrard Street, 12th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: (800) 969-NMHA (800-969-6642)
www.nmha.org

 

Clinical Guidelines

Below please find clinical best practice guidelines developed by nationally-recognized organizations that assist providers in clinical decision-making.

Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Diagnosis and evaluation of the child with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
American Academy of Pediatrics

Treatment of the school-aged child with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
American Academy of Pediatrics

 

Appraisal

Download and print an appraisal that you can give to your patients who might be dealing with alcohol or drug use issues.