Behavioral Therapy Absent From ADHD Treatment in Many Children

April 3, 2015 2:28 PM

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Fewer than half of children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) receive behavioral therapy as part of their treatment, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Among children between the ages of 4 and 17 years old with ADHD, about 4 in 10 were treated with medication alone, 3 in 10 received a combination of medication, and behavioral therapy and 1 in 10 received only behavioral therapy, according to the study, published in The Journal of Pediatrics.

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