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ADHD Treatments For Children and Teens (ages 6–17)

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ADHD Treatments For Children and Teens (ages 6–17)
Be sure they get what’s best!
Where we have been:

(Treatment practices, 2009-2010)

  • Less than 1 in 3 children with ADHD in this age group got both behavioral therapy and medication.
Where we need to go:

(Treatment guidance, 2011)

  • Provide both behavioral therapy and medication.
What can you do?
  • Parents:
    Talk to your doctor about behavioral therapy for your preschool child’s treatment.
  • Healthcare professionals:
    Be aware of the psychological resources in your community and be prepared to refer children for behavioral therapy as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
For more information:

www.cdc.gov/adhd
Twitter: @CDC_NCBDDD

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