Study Finds Wide Variation In How Often US Pediatricians Diagnose, Prescribe Medications For AD/HD

HealthDay (4/1, Norton) reported, “There is a large variation in how often US pediatricians diagnose and prescribe” medications for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) “and other mental health conditions,” the findings of a study published online April 1 in Pediatrics suggest. Researchers arrived at that conclusion after examining data from “electronic medical records for almost 295,000 children and teenagers seen at 43 US pediatric practices between 2009 and 2014.”

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— “Pediatricians Vary Widely in Diagnosing ADHD, Depression,” Amy Norton, HealthDay, April 1, 2016.

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