ADHD management

Date Published: 
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

In this second podcast on ADD and ADHD, Dr Colette Muir talks about management in children.



  • Approach to the management of ADHD
  • Home environment and school
  • Support and intervention
  • Is there a role of special diets (micronutrients)?
  • Accessing family support
  • Medications
  • Stimulant medications
  • Drug holidays
  • Sleep, environment and medication
  • Random drug testing for teenagers
  • Incredible years programme
  • Red flags for referral


Take home messages

  • Start with environment and behavioural strategies.
  • Ongoing monitoring is key.
  • Work with secondary care to tailor dosages.





Dr Colette Muir
Developmental Paediatrician

Colette is a developmental paediatrician who works at starship hospital at Auckland DHB and also at the Kauri Centre. She trained in Auckland and then completed her developmental paediatric fellowship at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane.


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