Majority of Doctors Do Not Follow Treatment Guidelines For ADHD

May 6, 2013 4:20 PM

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Majority of Doctors Do Not Follow Treatment Guidelines For ADHD

More than 90% of pediatric specialists who diagnose and manage ADHD in preschoolers do not follow the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) clinical treatment guidelines.

That’s the conclusion of researchers from the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, who sent a Preschool ADHD Treatment Questionnaire (PATQ) to a random sample of 3,000 physicians who specialize in diagnosing and treating neurobehavioral conditions nationwide. The doctors reported on how ofte...

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