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TOPIC: Treating Preschoolers:Many Don’t Follow Guidelines

Treating Preschoolers:Many Don’t Follow Guidelines 09 May 2013 19:16 #139

Treating Preschoolers: Many Doctors Don’t Follow the Guidelines
Posted May 9, 2013 by Wayne Kalyn

A recent study reveals that more than 90 percent of pediatric specialists who diagnose ADHD in children are not following clinical guidelines developed in 2011 by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

The study, conducted by the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, surveyed 3,000 physicians specializing in neurobehavioral conditions on how they treated ADHD in children aged four to six, as well as which drugs they prescribe most often. Researchers found that among 560 respondents, more than one in five specialists who diagnose and treat ADHD in preschoolers recommend drugs as a first-line treatment, either alone or accompanied by behavioral therapy.


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