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The Role of Medication in Managing Children's ADHD Symptoms

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Published on Jan 16, 2014

Has medication for ADHD symptoms been prescribed for your child or a child you care for?

Would you like to learn more about medications commonly prescribed to treat childhood ADHD?

Medication can be a valuable part of the broader treatment plan, which also includes education and behavioral management. Dr. Timothy Wilens, author of "Straight Talk about Psychiatric Medications for Kids" will discuss medications commonly prescribed for childhood ADHD during our next Ask the Expert Webinar and will answer your questions about medications.


Dr. Timothy Wilens is associate professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Mass. In addition, he is director of Substance Abuse Services in the Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Wilens' research interests include the relationship among attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, and substance abuse, and the pharmacotherapy of ADHD and juvenile bipolar disorder across the lifespan. His peer-reviewed articles number more than 200, and are published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, Archives of General Psychiatry, and Pediatrics.

Dr. Wilens is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, serves as a scientific reviewer for 22 journals, and is active in a number of other local and national professional societies.

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