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Pediatric Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

What is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

ADHD, also called attention-deficit disorder, is a behavior disorder, usually first diagnosed in childhood. It is characterized by inattention, impulsivity, and, in some cases, hyperactivity. These symptoms usually occur together; however, one may occur without the other(s). The symptoms of hyperactivity, when present, are almost always apparent by the age of 7 and may be apparent in very young preschoolers. Inattention or attention-deficit may not be evident until a child faces the expectations of elementary school.

Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

Children's National Hospital

Ryan Uy

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician
Medical Director, Fragile X Clinic
Steven Hardy

Steven Hardy

Director, Psychology and Patient Care Services for CCBD
Psychologist
Donna Marschall

Donna Marschall

Director, Whole Bear Care, Primary Care Behavioral Health Services
Psychologist
Departments

Departments

Neuropsychology Outpatient Evaluation

Neurological disorders and injuries that affect the brain, including developmental problems and injury from an accident or birth trauma, can influence the way a child thinks, learns, behaves and expresses emotions.

Neuropsychology

Children’s National Hospital has some of the world’s foremost experts in care for children with complex neurodevelopmental disorders affecting the brain and central nervous system.

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s National offers assessment, diagnosis and care for children and teens with behavioral, emotional and developmental disorders.

Psychology and Behavioral Health

In the Division of Psychology and Behavioral Health, our child psychologists and other mental health professionals work exclusively with children and teens, emphasizing patient and family-focused care.

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