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Helping Your Child Understand Their ADHD Medication Therapy

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Helping your child with good information about ADHD and its treatment at every stage, can be one of the best ways to have your child help in the management of  their condition.
Air Date: 11/14/12
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Andrew Adesman, MD
Andrew Adesman 2012Dr. Adesman is Chief of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics at the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System in New Hyde Park.  Dr. Adesman received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed his Residency in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, DC.  He also completed a Fellowship in Child Development and Rehabilitation at the prestigious Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In addition to Board certification in Pediatrics, Dr. Adesman is Board certified in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and also Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.  Dr. Adesman has authored many research and review articles on developmental disorders in children, and most recently, is the author of a new book focusing on common parenting myths, BabyFacts: The Truth about Your Child’s Health from Newborn through Preschool.  He also co-authored a book on adoptive parenting: Parenting Your Adopted Child: A Positive Approach to Building a Strong Family. 

Dr. Adesman has been repeatedly included in the book, How To Find the Best Doctors: New York Metro Area and is repeatedly listed in New York Magazine’s list of Best Doctors in New York

    Helping Your Child Understand Their ADHD Medication Therapy
    Receiving a diagnosis of ADHD can be a blow for most children and adolescents, and some take longer than others to adjust in a positive way.

    That is why it is so important to involve children and adolescents in as many of the steps in evaluation and treatment as possible.

    Adolescents, particularly, do not want to stand out from their peers in any way, so obtaining buy-in to the target goals and treatment plan is especially important at this age.

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