Dr. Dale Peeples discusses ADHD treatments and management

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Television Park–This episode aired Tuesday, August 16, 2016.

It’s estimated some 6-million children in the Unite States have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

The Centers for Disease Control released a report saying parents may be the best detectors at picking up early signs of ADHD in their children.

Right now, most children with ADHD take medication to control their symptoms, but we’ll learn about a study aimed at possibly replacing pills with brain power. It may look like a video game, but the player actually uses their brain to control a spaceship on the screen. If they lose focus, it flies off course.

Augusta University‘s Dr. Dale Peeples, from the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior, weighs in on this and drug treatments, including new medicines that many kids tolerate better that swallowing pills.For more segments from Jennie, click here.

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