ADHD Data Graph Long Description

Estimates of Medication Treatment & Behavioral Therapy for ADHD

The graph shows that among children age 4 to 5 with special health care needs:  25% use medication only for their ADHD, 32% only use behavioral therapy for their ADHD, 21% utilize both medication treatment and behavioral therapy for their ADHD and the remaining 21% don’t utilize any medication treatment or behavioral therapy for their ADHD.

Among children age 6 to 11 with special health care needs:  43% use medication only for their ADHD, 13% only use behavioral therapy for their ADHD, 35% utilize both both medication treatment and behavioral therapy and the remaining 10% don’t utilize any medication treatment or behavioral therapy for their ADHD.

Among children age 12 to 17 with special health care needs:  45% use medication only for their ADHD, 13% only use behavioral therapy for their ADHD, 28% utilize both both medication treatment and behavioral therapy and the remaining 14% don’t utilize any medication treatment or behavioral therapy for their ADHD.

Among children age 4 to 17 with special health care needs:  43% use medication only for their ADHD, 13% only use behavioral therapy for their ADHD, 31% utilize both both medication treatment and behavioral therapy and the remaining 13% don’t utilize any medication treatment or behavioral therapy for their ADHD.

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Page last reviewed: September 23, 2021