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Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Karen Gentile and Jean Russo discuss pediatric health conditions and parenting concerns in an evidence-based educational podcast aimed at parents and other pediatric healthcare providers. Powered by Kids First Pediatric Partners, one of the leading pediatric practices in the Northshore and located in Skokie, Illinois. 

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Aug 27, 2019

Do you think your child may have ADHD? In our most recent podcast, Pediatric NP Karen Gentile sits down with psychology intern Edessa Mirzapolos to discuss Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, also known as ADHD.  Edessa discusses how this disorder presents in the young child as well as how it is diagnosed.  We review the current treatment options and also explain ways in which parents and teachers can help their child live with and adapt to ADHD throughout their lives.  As a therapy intern Edessa also reviews the benefits of behavioral therapy for treating ADHD.


o   Taking Charge of ADHD, Revised Edition: The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents by Russell Barkley, Ph.D.

o   Smart but Scattered by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare. 

o   The Whole-Brain CHILD by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

o   The Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder organization also has a useful website (