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Keppig
04-20-05, 12:17 PM
Doctors in New Hampshire now have a statewide reference to help guide their diagnosis and treatment of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Using nationally accepted guidelines and other research, the Foundation for Healthy Communities collaborated with medical directors from New Hampshire’s health plans, the NH Department of Health and Human Services, doctors, school nurses, family members, and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill to devise the state’s first-ever informational guidelines to help parents and doctors recognize and manage symptoms of ADHD in school-aged children. The guidelines aim to help alleviate the confusion and controversy over using medication to treat ADHD.

The Foundation will distribute 3,500 poster-sized versions of the guidelines to primary care doctors, psychiatrists, psychiatric and pediatric nurse practitioners, school nurses, community health centers and community mental health centers. Click Here (http://www.healthynh.com/fhc/publications/ADHDFINALJan05.pdf) to view the ADHD guidelines.