jueves, 5 de mayo de 2016

ADHD in Young Children: CDC Vitalsigns Report

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The newest edition of CDC Vital Signs focuses on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Young Children and how healthcare providers can work with parents to make sure children with ADHD are receiving the most appropriate treatment. Key points include:
  • About 2 million of the more than 6 million children with ADHD were diagnosed as young children aged 2-5 years.
  • About 75% of young children with ADHD received medicine as treatment.
  • Only about 50% of young children with ADHD in Medicaid and 40% with employer-sponsored insurance got psychological services, which may have included behavior therapy, the recommended first-line treatment.

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