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Due to the amount of content on ADHD, this webpage has been categorized for your convenience:

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Evaluation and Assessment Tools



Clinical Practice Guidelines 

ADHD AAP Clinical Practice Guideline 

This clinical practice guideline provides recommendations for the assessment and diagnosis of school-aged children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

ADHD AACAP Clinical Practice Guideline 

This practice parameter describes the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) based on the current scientific evidence and clinical consensus of experts in the field. This parameter discusses the clinical evaluation for ADHD, comorbid conditions associated with ADHD, research on the etiology of the disorder, and psychopharmacological and psychosocial interventions for ADHD.


Evaluation and Assessment Tools

ADHD Diagnosis and Evaluation (ADHD Lecture #1)

This PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Robin Blitz provides an overview of what ADHD is, diagnostic and evaluation tools, and additional information for residents who participate in the ADHD Diagnostic Clinic at Phoenix Children's Hospital.  

ADHD Toolkit 

The AAP has developed this toolkit to assist clinicians in providing quality care for children with ADHD.

Vanderbilt Assessment Forms

Many school-aged children have some of these symptoms, either transiently or in a mild form, and it is important to establish the high frequency of symptoms to make the diagnosis of ADHD. The Vanderbilt Parent and Teacher Assessment Scales are one way to do this. The Vanderbilt Assessment Scales also screen for the following coexisting conditions: oppositional-defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anxiety, and depression.

Vanderbilt Initial Assessment Parent Form 

Vanderbilt Initial Assessment Parent Form (SPANISH)

Vanderbilt Initial Assessment Teacher Form 

The Follow up tools help assess the treatment’s effectiveness.

Vanderbilt Follow Up Parent Form 

Vanderbilt Follow Up Teacher Form 

Vanderbilt Scoring Instructions 


Treatment: Medication and Behavioral Therapy

ADHD Psychopharmacology Review 2009

This report summarizes current concepts in ADHD psychopharmacology specifically the use of stimulants, alpha-2 agonists, and anti-depressants.

Advances in Understanding and Treating ADHD

This article reviews current conceptualizations of the causes of ADHD, and advances in treatment, including discussion of stimulant and non-stimulant medication and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

ADHD Treatment- Medications (ADHD Lecture #2) 

This PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Robin Blitz  provides an overview of medication management and treatment approaches for ADHD. 

ADHD Home Management and School Accomodations (ADHD Lecture #3) 

This PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Robin Blitz addresses home management techniques and available school accomidations for children diagnosed with ADHD.

ADHD Article on Patient's Perspective

This article reports findings from a phenomenological study of childhood ADHD as recalled by college-enrolled young adults. The study was part of a larger study designed to identify the strategies and individuals young adults remembered as most helpful to them in managing their ADHD during childhood.



ADHD Comorbidities (ADHD Lecture #4) 

This PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Robin Blitz  reviews comorbidies often present in children diagnosed with ADHD. 

Health Related Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents Who Have a Diagnosis of ADHD

This study evaluates the health related quality of life (HRQL) in children diagnosed with ADHD comparitive to those who have a diagnosis of ADHD and other comorbid psychiatric disorders.

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