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Medication for ADHD

Medication for ADHD Infographic

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Medication for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Icons of 7 out of 10 children highlighted

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:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.