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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report-What is the recommended first-line treatment for young children with ADHD?

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Media Advisory

Embargoed until:Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 1:00 PM ET
Contact: CDC Media Relations


About half of young children 2-5 years of age with an attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis are not receiving psychological services, including the recommended treatment of parent training in behavior therapy. According to the latest CDC Vital Signs report, about 75% of young children with ADHD received medicine as treatment. Behavior therapy is an important first step for young children with ADHD and is most effective when delivered by parents.


Dr. Anne Schuchat, M.D., CDC Principal Deputy Director

Dr. Georgina Peacock, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., director of CDC’s Division of Human Development and Disability


Tuesday, May 3, 2016 12:00 PM EST

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A transcript of this media briefing will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site: