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What do paediatricians do?

Paediatricians diagnose, treat and provide care for babies, kids and teenagers. They deal with illnesses and children’s physical, mental and behavioural development.

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Diagnosis of ADHD

An ADHD diagnosis is usually made by a specialist paediatrician or child psychiatrist who assesses the child's behaviour, interviewing parents and teachers.

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Diagnosis of autism

The earlier a diagnosis of autism is made, the sooner you and your child will receive the support and care you need.

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Treatment for ADHD

Treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can include several options, depending on the specific needs of each child and family.

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Health checks for babies

Shortly before or after your baby is born, you'll be given a Child Health Record booklet. In Australia, this usually has a blue cover and is often called 'the blue book'.

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Causes of ADHD

The causes of ADHD are not fully known. It is thought that genetic and environmental factors can interact, creating changes in brain development and function.

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Symptoms of ADHD

Everyone gets restless from time to time. But for people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), it can be very hard to stay focused on a task.

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Cerebral palsy diagnosis

Learn about the ways cerebral palsy can be diagnosed, including tests and scans doctors may do. Getting the right diagnosis can be difficult but is important.

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Depression in children

If your child has symptoms of depression, it's best to seek professional help. Find out more about depression and children.

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Autism - dispelling the myths

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, affects around 1 in 100 Australians. Read about misconceptions about autism, such as symptoms and causes of the disorder.

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