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March 8, 2011
Attention Deficit Disorder is a major concern for parents and educators, but there are many adults who suffer from this condition as well. ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorder in children, and 30% to 50% of those who are diagnosed in childhood continue to have symptoms into adulthood.
There are three subtypes of ADHD: predominantly hyperactive-impulsive, predominantly inattentive, and combined hyperactive-impulsive and attentive. ADHD is diagnosed by either a psychiatrist or a psychologist, usually after other possible causes for the symptoms. Treatments options can include medications, and behavioral and cognitive training.
Dr. Benjamin Perkus, Licensed Psychologist, Binghamton
Farr Carey, School Psychologist, Ithaca City School District