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CDC Publishes First National Study on Use of Behavioral Therapy, Medication, and Dietary Supplements for ADHD in Children

Agencies & Departments : 
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC has conducted the first national study on the use of behavioral therapy, medication, and dietary supplements as treatments for children, ages 4-17, with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Results show that about four in 10 children with ADHD were treated with medication alone, one in 10 received behavioral therapy alone, three in 10 were treated with both medication and behavioral therapy, and one in 10 received neither medication nor behavioral therapy. Overall, about one in 10 children took dietary supplements for ADHD. Learn more.