Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is thought to have a physical basis in most cases, but may be related to differences in brain function, heredity, exposure to toxins before birth, and injury to the brain.

The Divisions of Child Development and Child Neurology provide evaluations, management, and referrals for ADHD.

The Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Service at Payne Whitney Manhattan provides treatment approaches that include:

  • stimulants or other medications
  • a consistent and predictable daily schedule
  • support, counseling or therapy
  • limit setting, discipline and consistent rules
  • special education
  • skills training for getting along with others
  • behavior modification
  • occupational therapy
  • support groups
  • education

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