News Article

12/3/2013

Increases in ADHD Diagnoses and Rx Treatments

CDC News Room

ADHD is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood and often persists into adulthood. Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention and/or controlling impulsive behaviors. Effective treatments for ADHD include medication, mental health treatment, or a combination of the two.  When children diagnosed with ADHD receive proper treatment, they have the best chance of thriving at home, doing well at school, and making and keeping friends.

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