Pediatric and Adolescent ADHD
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral condition that can cause problems at school, at home and in relationships. If your child has hyperactivity and inattention, he or she may be suffering from ADHD.
How Is ADHD Usually Diagnosed?
Most psychologists, psychiatrists, and pediatricians diagnose ADHD based on a series of inattention and hyperactivity symptoms outlined in the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). For someone to be diagnosed with ADHD, the behaviors must have lasted for at least six months, and be severe enough to disrupt school and other aspects of the individual’s life.
Inattention Symptoms Include:
- Not paying attention to detail
- Making careless mistakes
- Failing to pay attention and keep on task
- Not listening
- Unable to follow or understand instructions
- Avoiding tasks that involve effort
- Being distracted or forgetful
- Losing things that are needed to complete tasks
Hyperactivity-Impulsivity Symptoms Include:
- Getting up often when seated
- Running or climbing at inappropriate times
- Having trouble playing quietly
- Talking excessively or out of turn
Artemis Institute for Clinical Research is conducting a clinical trial of an investigational medication for the treatment of ADHD. Qualified children (ages 6-17) who participate in this research study may receive monetary compensation for time and travel, study-related medical evaluations, psychological assessments and investigational study drug at no cost.
There are additional requirements to qualify for this study that must be evaluated by a study physician to determine study eligibility to participate. To see if your child may qualify, please call (858)278-3647 or complete the questionnaire below.