Do you know a toddler who can be unusually aggressive or easily frustrated? A school-aged child who is frequently distracted in class or a teenager who struggles to focus on more than one activity at a time? If so, have you ever wondered if this child might have ADHD?
In this seven minute podcast, Beth Barto, LMHC, interviews Heather C. Forkey, MD as she explains how children exposed to traumatic events can exhibit symptoms that overlap with ADHD and, in some cases, could result in inaccurate diagnosis. Dr. Forkey then suggests ways to talk about impulsive and disruptive behaviors with school staff and pediatricians to make sure that a child gets the services she or he needs.
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