Medication for ADHD
Medication for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
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Children with ADHD may have behavior problems that lead to trouble with family, friends and at school.
In 2011-2012, 7 in 10 children (69%) with a current diagnosis of ADHD* were taking medication for ADHD.
Medication can help a child with ADHD in their everyday life.
Drawing of a prescription medication plus a doctor with a child
Behavior therapy can also be a helpful part of treatment.
*These children were reported by a parent as having ADHD at the time of the survey.
If you have concerns about your child and ADHD, complete a checklist about their behavior and bring it to your child’s healthcare provider: www.cdc.gov/adhd.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Page last reviewed: June 5, 2017
- Page last updated: June 5, 2017
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