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“Why Are We Still Failing Kids with Inattentive ADHD?”

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inattentive ADHD (formerly called ADD) continue to fly under the radar.Why? Recent articles offer the same old explanation from decades ago: Children with inattentive ADHD are under-diagnosed because they are not disruptive in the classroom.

In 15 years, we haven’t progressed. We still provide the same unacceptable explanation for failing to help these children. Some clinicians have sounded the alarm, but their clarion calls haven’t penetrated the public or teachers’ understanding that ADHD presents in two distinct ways — with and without hyperactivity.To prevent from children from falling through the cracks, the public, parents and teachers need to realize that both ADHD presentations require urgent diagnosis and treatment.I have a few.

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