ADHD and Early Life Data

ADHD and Early Life Data

I am wondering how you differentiate a child suffering from ADHD from a child who was raised for 2.5 years in an orphanage and has very limited early life data. The etiology of ADHD is difficult to ascertain and in the patient who has a history of spending part of their life growing up in […]

ADHD characteristic behaviors are resulting from early trauma, how is recommended treatment different than that for children living with their birth family and ADHD?

ADHD characteristic behaviors are resulting from early trauma, how is recommended treatment different than that for children living with their birth family and ADHD?

The incidence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is higher among adoptive children (see http://www.aaets.org/adoptarticle7.htm). Therefore, it would be difficult to substantiate that a child’s attentional difficulties are resulting directly from early traumatic exposure. The generally accepted standard of care for children with ADHD is medication or behavioral intervention with or without medication. Alternative treatments […]