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