Measurement-Based Care in the Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Disruptive Behavior Disorders

Claudine Higdon, Joseph Blader, Vamsi K. Kalari, Victor M. Fornari

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Abstract

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood psychiatric diagnoses. The core symptoms of ADHD include inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. ADHD entails impairments that have extensive and profound detrimental effects on many critical developmental areas. As a valid neurobiologic condition that causes significant impairments in those affected, it is one of the best-researched disorders in medicine. Measurement-based care in treatment of ADHD is critical in establishing a diagnosis, determining a treatment target, and assessing treatment response. This article highlights the rationale for measurement-based care in ADHD, how to implement measurement-based care in clinical practice, and common challenges encountered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)663-674
Number of pages12
JournalChild and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2020

Keywords

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Children and adolescents
  • Disruptive behavior disorders
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Measurement based care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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