What is ADHD?

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April 13, 2018

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Posted in: Grade School, Parenting Concerns, Teenagers

Topics: Learning + Attention Issues, Mental Illness + Psychiatric Disorders

One of The Clay Center’s our biggest partners related to child and adolescent health is the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), which provides treatment and services for children of all ages in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery, as well as preventive and primary care.

Our colleagues at MGHfC recently shared with us that a number of parents they see have questions about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Dr. Braaten produced a short video for MGHfC to address some of those questions. In this video, she explains how to recognize the signs of ADHD, and ways to treat it.

View Dr. Braaten’s video on ADHD.

Understanding ADHD is the first step towards diagnosis and treatment. We hope this video will help to provide you with some practical answers to your questions, and encourage you to take the next step in seeking resources or treatment.

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Ellen Braaten

Ellen Braaten, Co-Director

Ellen Braaten, Ph.D. is co-director of The MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, and director of the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP) at Massachusetts General Hospi...

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