Behavioral health conditions
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is one of the most common mental disorders to develop in children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 6 million children (age 2-17) in the U.S. have the condition.
Children with ADHD have impaired functioning in multiple settings, including home, school, and in relationships with peers. If untreated, the disorder can have long-term adverse effects into adolescence and adulthood.
Vanderbilt ADHD Diagnostic Parent Rating Scale (VDARS), ages 4-17 years, has 44 questions grouped into scales for attention deficit subtypes, oppositional-defiant/conduct disorder, and anxiety/depression.
- Frequent fidgeting
- Often runs about or climbs in situations where not appropriate
- Difficulty playing or taking part in quiet activities
- Excessive talking
- Difficulty waiting his/her turn
- Often interrupts or intrudes on others
- Fails to pay close attention to detail
- Difficulty following instructions
- Difficulty finishing a task or schoolwork
- Often is unorganized
- Is easily distracted
- Forgetful during daily activities