Better Treatment Outcomes for Children with ADHD
By susanashephard from Mayo Clinic News October 21, 2011 93
Journalists: For links to video and audio files, see the bottom of this post.
Imagine the time and resources that could be saved if psychiatrists could start offering concrete treatment plans to children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) during their very first visit to the clinic. Jyoti Bhagia, M.D., psychiatrist at Mayo Clinic, has begun to do just that.
By requiring parents and educators to complete extensive background forms and analysis before bringing their children in for the first consultation, Dr. Bhagia and her team have been able to better recommend treatment and therapy and do so much more quickly. She presented her findings in Toronto at the American Academy of Children and Adolescent Psychiatry meeting.
Since parents and educators are required to dedicate time outside of the clinic visits learning about a child’s disorder, Dr. Bhagia says they’ve become more engaged in their care as well. Dr. Bhagia transformed Mayo Clinic ADHD care into an extremely efficient practice while improving care for patients.
Journalists: The following video and audio clip with Dr. Baghia on the topic is available for download and use in your stories.
Below is a link to an edited youtube video with Dr. Baghia that you can embed with your stories.