Behavior therapy, not medicine, is the recommended first step for children ages 2-5 with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but three-quarters are taking ADHD medication.
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A study finds that children who are younger than their grade-level peers more often are diagnosed with and medicated for ADHD. Here's some key takeaways.
December 08, 2015
While white males still make up the largest number of children and youth with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the rate of growth among white males is outstripped by the rate of growth among girls and among Hispanics, according to a new study.
October 09, 2015
A court must determine if an officer's use of cuffs on two elementary school students was reasonable based on the threat they posed, says the Justice Department.
October 08, 2015
A recent study from the National Center for Learning Disabilities finds that self-confidence, a supportive home live and community connections were closely tied to success for young adults with learning and attention issues.
September 04, 2015
About two-thirds of the time, parents are the first ones to have the initial concern that a child may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a CDC household survey.
July 02, 2015
Many school-age youth are being prescribed antipsychotic medicine without any record of a mental health diagnosis other than ADHD, according to a recent study.
October 29, 2014
In a long-term study of children with ADHD, researchers found that many students were receiving services that show little effectiveness in improving their academic performance.
September 11, 2014
The findings come from observations of 200 elementary students who participated in vigorous aerobic activity before the school day.
February 25, 2014
The findings come through a study of more than 64,000 Danish children, many of whom had mothers who took acetaminophen during pregnancy.