10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor about: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor about...

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  1. What causes ADHD?

  2. Will my child have ADHD for life?

  3. Will my child need to be moved into special learning classes at school?

  4. Does my child need medication to treat his or her ADHD? If yes, for how long will my child need to take this medication?

  5. Do these medications cause side effects? Will they be permanent?

  6. How long until the medication makes my child feel better? What can I do if this medication doesn’t work or the side effects bother my child?

  7. How does psychotherapy help with ADHD?

  8. What other steps can be taken to manage my child’s ADHD?

  9. How do I get my child and his or her teachers and coaches involved?

  10. Do you have experience treating ADHD?

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Reference: ADHD section on Better Medicine