Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Understanding the Diagnosis

Service: Topics: Organization:
Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach
Gary S. Feldman, MD
Featured speaker:

Gary S. Feldman, MD

Medical Director, Stramski Children’s Developmental Center at Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach
Specialties:
  • Developmental & Behavioral - Pediatric

Dr. Feldman received his bachelor of medicine and surgery degree from the University of Cape Town School of Medicine in South Africa. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Red Cross Children's Hospital and University of Cape Town in South Africa and worked in primary care pediatrics for five years prior to moving to the United States in 1999. He completed a fellowship in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Podcast Summary

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood brain disorders in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 11 percent of children 4 to 17 years of age, 6.4 million kids, have been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2011.