With school out, summer is a prime time for play and fun for kids.
But for parents of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, summer can also be a great time for diagnosing and treating ADHD, says Dr. Mary Burns, an Atlanta psychiatrist.
In a new Doctor’s Column, Burns writes that the “stakes are lower as the student doesn’t have any school work.’’
And untreated ADHD, she says, can lead to poor academic performance and low self-esteem.
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