New ADHD guidelines: Kids as young as 4 and as old as 18.
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The new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) expand the age range over which doctors can diagnose and manage ADHD in children , and are based on recent research; previous guidelines released in 2000 and 2001 covered children ages 6 to 12.
"Treating children at a young age is important, because when we can identify them earlier and provide appropriate treatment, we can increase their chances of succeeding in school," said Dr. Mark Wolraich, a pediatrician at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and lead author of the report.


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