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Welcome to the lessons in ADHD online video series brought to you by
the makers of CONCERTA.
This ongoing series of informative videos is being created to help educate
parents patients and their families
about attention deficit hyperactivity
how it impacts people's lives and how ADHD can be successfully treated.
Each video focuses on a specific topic to help you get a more in-depth
understanding of the ADHD condition.
We look forward to helping your family see success with ADHD.
Our first videos presented by Dr. Kenneth Steinhoff.
Dr. Steinhoff received his medical degree from Hahnemann University and
completed his internship psychiatry
residency and child and adolescent
fellowship at the University of California, Irvine.
He's currently an associate clinical professor at the University of
California's Irvine child development center.
How ADHD affects children and teens?
What is ADHD and how prevalent is it among children and teens.
ADHD is short for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
and this is a well-defined medical condition.
It is diagnosed as many other medical conditions based on the symptoms.
People with ADHD one of three types,
the hyperactive impulsive type,
the symptoms such as fidgeting, restlessness, interrupting,
talking too much,
and the second type is the inattentive type
which used to be called ADD,
the symptoms such as difficultly concentrating and
There may have the third type which is a combination of the first two.
ADHD facts about five to ten percent of the school-age population in
It's not fully understandd why, but ADHD is diagnosed about three to
four times more often in boys than in girls.
This is probably because boys tend to be hyperactive,
while girls tend to be more attentive and therefore less obvious.
What kinds of negative consequences can there be
if the child's ADHD these left untreated?
How did it affect their ability to perform at school?
While the child's ADHD goes undiagnosed therefore untreated, any
number of negative consequences can result.
That child will likely have difficulty concentrating in class and may have
noticeably impaired reading and writing and
Unfortunately children with untreated ADHD also are more likely to
repeat grades, possibly be suspended or even expelled.
Untreated ADHD can also cause some emotional and social problems for
children and teens,
including difficulty making friends, aggressive () and define behaviors and continued
conflicts at home.
How is ADHD different for teens than for younger children?
Although ADHD persistent adolescents, it can be a different experience for teens
and as for younger children.
Often hyperactivity declines as children much sure
while difficulty focusing, following directions and finishing tasks may
persist or even get worse.
Teens also face greater social and academic pressures like preparing for
agenda in the work force,
dating, visit your social schedule and even driving among other things. He's added
responsibilities and pressures may make some ADHD symptoms more apparent.
Those makes it more important than ever for teens to manage the ADHD symptoms
That is smart steak.
What is usually the most pressing concern for parents of children with
A school is usually the parents' primary concern for their child with ADHD.
They worry that ADHD is affecting their child's grades or their child's
ability to keep track of or even get their work done.
it's most commonly a child's difficulties in school that motivate parents to seek
evaluation then to consider treatment.
In additional to school performance, many parents are concerned about the negative effect ADHD
can have on their child's relationships
and social acceptance
and on their child's self-esteem.
My experience another big worry for parents is the idea of having their
They fear their child might be a label they're stigmatized.
Actually a careful evaluation is often a relief
and usually identifies a number of
interventions that can be very helpful
both to the parents and to the child.
Is there a cure for ADHD?
Can ADHD be treated successfully?
While there is no cure for ADHD,
It is manageable.
It's usually recommended that patients have a comprehensive management plan
which utilizes a combination of
and various behavior modification tools.
In fact, () academic pediatrics recommends this type of program approach
for the treatment of ADHD.
The good news is there was an effective treatment program in place
people with ADHD can better manage their symptoms.
Can a medication like CONCERTA
help improve academic performance.
While when it comes to choosing a medicine for your child, it's important to discuss
all your options with their child's physician.
One of these options is CONCERTA,
CONCERTA offers patients and parents proven symptom management and inconvenient
once a day dosing with a continuous release of medicine throughout the day.
research indicates CONCERTA may help improve academic performance and
children with ADHD.
It helps reduce inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity
which may help these children
concentrate in class and focus on
homework and their assignments.
In addition, CONCERTA helps reduce disruptive and inappropriate behavior
both in school and out of school.
This may give children more control over their actions and the ability to
consider choices rather than just acting impossibly.
This can have a positive effect on your child's friendships and on your
child social skills.
To watch part of this video,
simply click below on the link in titled effectively managing ADHD symptoms.
The makers of CONCERTA also invite you to return to concerta.com to watch
future episodes of the lessons in ADHD online video series.
You can learn more about ADHD and access tools and resources to help your child
or teens succeed in and out of school at concerta.com.
CONCERTA is indicated for children and teens with attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Talk to your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. Only a doctor
can decide whether medication is right for you or your child.
CONCERTA should not be taken by patients with significant anxiety,
tension or agitation. Allergies to methylphenidate or other ingredients in
CONCERTA, glaucoma, tourette's syndrome, tics or family history of tourette's syndrome.
Abuse of methylphenidate mainly to dependence. Tell your health care
professional if your child has had problems with alcohol or drugs, has had
depression, abnormal thoughts or visions, seizures or high blood pressure. The most
common adverse events reported in
children receiving up to fifty four
milligrams were headache, upper respiratory tract infections and
abdominal pains. The most common adverse events reported by adolescents
receiving up to seventy two milligrams were headache, accidental injury and