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Moms of Children with ADHD See Successes in Prescription-Medication Treatment--Although Challenges Remain


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A NEW ONLINE-SURVEY OF MOMS OF CHILDREN TAKING PRESCRIPTION-MEDICATION TO TREAT "ATTENTION-DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER"--OR A-D-H-D--FINDS THAT MORE THAN NINE IN 10 FEEL KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THE CONDITION.  BUT, ALMOST HALF HAVE NOT ALWAYS FELT FULLY INFORMED ABOUT ALL AVAILABLE TREATMENT-OPTIONS.  SURVEYED-MOMS SAY THEY'VE SEEN IMPROVEMENTS IN THEIR CHILD'S BEHAVIOR--AT HOME AND AT SCHOOL.  BUT, EIGHT OUT OF 10 WOULD VALUE A LONG-ACTING MEDICATION-OPTION THAT LASTS THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL-DAY.  AND, OVER HALF WOULD VALUE THE ABILITY TO MANAGE TREATMENT-RELATED SIDE-EFFECTS THAT OCCUR LATE IN THE DAY--SUCH AS DECREASED APPETITE AND DIFFICULTY SLEEPING ASSOCIATED WITH STIMULANT-MEDICATIONS.  DOCTOR PATRICIA QUINN IS A DEVELOPMENTAL PEDIATRICIAN...

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WHAT'S ENCOURAGING IS THAT MOTHERS OF CHILDREN WITH A-D-H-D FEEL EMPOWERED TO MANAGE THEIR CHILD'S TREATMENT--AND ARE FINDING SUCCESSES IN DOING SO.  HOWEVER, THE SURVEY INDICATES THAT EDUCATION-GAPS EXIST, WITH RESPECT TO A-D-H-D-MEDICATIONS--AND POINTS TO THE VITAL ROLE OF HEALTHCARE-PROVIDERS TO EDUCATE PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS [ALIKE] ABOUT THE RANGE OF TREATMENT-OPTIONS [THAT ARE] AVAILABLE.  A TAILORED TREATMENT-PLAN MAY INCLUDE BEHAVIORAL MANAGEMENT AND A-D-H-D-MEDICATION."

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THE ONLINE SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED ON BEHALF OF NOVEN THERAPEUTICS.

-- Dr. Patricia Quinn serves as a paid consultant to Noven Therapeutics, LLC, for her involvement with this initiative. --



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