Attention deficit disorder and the pediatric patient: a review
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children is diagnosed on the basis of symptoms such as impulsivity, inattention, and activity levels that are developmentally inappropriate. A multifaceted, systematic approach is required to differentiate ADHD from conduct disorder and oppositional defiant disorder. The most common treatment involves stimulants, usually methylphenidate or dextroamphetamine, which produce significant improvement in about 70% of cases. Psychosocial interventions and parent education may also be incorporated in a multidimensional approach to treatment.
Publication Name: Physician Assistant
Fibromyalgia: an important diagnosis to consider
Fibromyalgia is an idiopathic disorder occurring most frequently in women between the ages of 25 and 50. It should not be diagnosed as such until other medical disorders are ruled out. Signs and symptoms include widespread pain, fatigue, and pain in 11 of 18 tender point locations. It has been closely linked to depression, although this may be the result of chronic pain. Treatment is for relief of symptoms.
Publication Name: The Nurse Practitioner
- Abstracts: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a diagnosis for the '90s. Diagnosis and treatment of panic disorder and generalized anxiety in primary care
- Abstracts: Folic acid and food fortification: implications for the primary care practitioner
- Abstracts: Clinical recognition and management of adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. part 2 Legal and practical impact of clinical practice guidelines on nursing and medical practice
- Abstracts: The behavioral flow sheet: a tool for the primary care provider. part 2 HEDIS for the Primary Care Provider: Getting an "A" on the Managed Care Report Card