BOSTON (CBS) – The American Academy of Pediatrics is out with new guidelines for diagnosing and treating kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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The panel now recommends doctors evaluate all patients between the ages of four and 18 who show signs of the condition.

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Previous guidelines applied to children ages six to 12.

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The academy says doctors need to recognize ADHD as a chronic condition and use medications in even the youngest patients if they do not respond to behavioral therapy.