ADD/ADHD

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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.

Guests: 
Dr. Benjamin Perkus, Licensed Psychologist, Binghamton
Farr Carey, School Psychologist, Ithaca City School District