ADHD Information and Resources for States

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States can play an important role in treatment for children with ADHD. They can monitor how health resources are utilized, implement ADHD treatment policies, and shape access to behavioral health services. CDC promotes the use of effective treatments for children with ADHD, and a vital part of this effort is providing states with resources to guide decision-making.

Learn more about recommended treatment for ADHD

Learn more about behavior therapy

Data and resources

State Data Profiles: Treatment for Young Children with ADHD

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  • Information on ADHD diagnosis and medication treatment for children ages 3–17 years. View data for your state:
    • National Survey of Children’s Health, 2016–2019
    • Previous trends: National Survey of Children’s Health, 2003 to 2011

State Policies for Prescribing ADHD Medication

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State Profiles: Access to Behavioral Health Providers

Page last reviewed: August 9, 2022