CDC Report Points to Missed Opportunity in ADHD Care

CDC Report Points to Missed Opportunity in ADHD Care

The CDC encourages the use of behavior therapy as “an important and recommended first step for young children with ADHD” that “can work as well as medicine” minus “the risk of side effects”:
“Rather than leveraging the opportunity to teach young children how to control their own behavior — which has been shown to have lasting positive effects on how they function at school, at home and in relationships — these children are more often being prescribed potent drugs to help reduce their impulsive behaviors in the short term.”

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