Behavioral Therapy is a Must for Children Diagnosed with ADHD

ADHD or Attention Deficit Disorder is typically diagnosed when children are between the ages of 3 and 6. The symptoms can vary from being hyperactive, impulsive, showing lack of attention, or a combination of the latter. Many parents visit their family doctors for help and according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they found that most children are not getting the proper treatment.

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In their study, they collected data from children with special health care needs, ages 4 through 17 years of age and they found that most children with ADHD received either medication or behavioral treatment, not both. Less than 1 in 3 children with ADHD received both types of therapy and only half of children ages 4-5 received behavioral therapy. Half of those children were taking medication and 1 in 4 were treated with only medication.

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