to present ADHD forum
Syringa Hospital & Clinics is offering a special education forum on a common condition that affects both children and adults. Medical staff member, Dr. Richard Pines, D.O., a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, will be presenting information on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Therapists, counselors, teachers and parents are encouraged to participate, Tues. November 10th from 630-800 PM at the Soltman Center in Grangeville.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that 3% to 5% of children have ADHD. Some experts, though, says ADHD may occurs in 8% to 10% of school age children.
ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder of children and is more common in boys than in girls. It most often is discovered during the early school years, when a child begins to have problems paying attention. ADHD can continue into the teen years and on into adulthood.
It is very important for children and adults with symptoms of ADHD to seek professional care. Without treatment, ADHD can interfere with a child's performance in school as well as the child's ability to make and keep friends. This can have a negative impact on the child's self-esteem.
ADHD cannot be prevented or cured. However, early identification and diagnosis, as well as a carefully designed treatment and education plan, can help a child or adult with ADHD adjust to the disorder. Many people with ADHD learn to focus their attention, develop their personal strengths, minimize disruptive behavior, and become productive and successful.
Dr. Pines specializes in the study, diagnosis, and treatment, of psychopathological disorders of children, adolescents, and their families. He currently sees over one thousand patients between his private practice in Boise, the Boise School District, St. Alphonsus Hospital, and residents of Idaho County communities.
"Coming to Grangeville and servicing the children in this area continues to be one of the highlights in my career as a child psychiatrist," Dr. Pines commented. "I am hopeful that my presentations will help educate parents and teachers in this area about the treatment options available to these children and to improve the communication between all those involved," he added.
Dr. Pines received his Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from Des Moines University in 1989. In 1993, he continued his pediatric residency at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. Pines completed his psychiatry residency at Karl Menniger School of Psychiatry in Houston, Texas in 1997.
Pine's love for the great outdoors summoned him to Boise, Idaho in 1997. He has been a foster parent for 15 years and has two adopted sons.