Understanding ADHD | For Professionals
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An estimated 15 million individuals in America have ADHD. Without identification and proper treatment, ADHD may have serious consequences, including school failure, family stress and disruption, depression, problems with relationships, substance abuse, delinquency, accidental injuries and job failure. Early identification and treatment are extremely important. 

With identification, proper treatment and management, individuals with ADHD can lead successful lives and even thrive. One of the key components to thriving is the help of a team of professionals such as you in their corner. 

Professionals who work with people affected by ADHD include physicians (especially psychiatrists, pediatricians, neurologists); psychologists; social workers; nurse practitioners; therapists; teachers; coaches; and other individuals with specialized training to help individuals with ADHD. Each can play a vital role in the comprehensive assessment; treatment and management of ADHD.


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