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Focusing in on ADHD
Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 12 Noon (Eastern Time)

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Michael J. Manos, PhD

  • Cleveland Clinic Children’s
  • Head of the Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health
  • Clinical and Program Director of the Pediatric and Adult ADHD Center for Evaluation and Treatment

In the past ten years, the number of diagnosed cases of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)in children has increased nearly four percent every year. With more children being diagnosed, the need to understand and manage the disorder is becoming increasingly important. Children with ADHD can be classified one of three ways, depending on their specific symptoms: children with more inattention symptoms, children with more impulsive and hyperactive behavior symptoms, and those children with both sets of symptoms. Although there is no cure for ADHD, medication and counseling or therapy services can help reduce symptoms and allow your child to lead a normal, healthy life into adolescence and adulthood.

On Thursday, September 26th Michael Manos, PhD,Head of the Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health at Cleveland Clinic Children’s, will answer your questions about ADHD in children, from identifying the disorder to developing an individualized plan to manage it.

Dr. Manos is the founding clinical and program director of the ADHD Center for Evaluation and Treatment. Dr. Manos is also Adjunct Faculty at Case Western Reserve University’s College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. His special interests include attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), adults with ADHD, behavioral pediatrics, clinical behavioral pediatrics, family management, and pharmacotherapy research.

Cleveland Clinic Children’s offers a comprehensive approach, including medication and skills training, to help manage children’s and adult’s ADHD. Our team of psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatric and child psychiatry residents, as well as social workers, licensed counselors and nurses develop individualized treatment plans to meet the needs of each child.

Cleveland Clinic Children’s commitment to family-centered care and use of state-of-the-art technology helps the child best manage their ADHD while maintaining a normal, active lifestyle.

Join us on September 26th as Dr. Manos addresses your ADHD questions.

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