Study: Most Pediatric Specialists Not Following AD/HD Guidelines For Preschool Kids.

HealthDay (5/5, Preidt) reported, “About 90 percent of pediatric specialists who diagnose and manage attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) in preschool children do not follow treatment guidelines published recently by the American Academy of Pediatrics, according to a” study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies’ annual meeting. “Some prescribe medications too soon, while others do not give the young patients drugs even as a second-line treatment, according to study author Dr. Andrew Adesman.” The study also found that even though “methylphenidate (Ritalin) is recommended as the first drug to try when medications are warranted, many doctors prescribed other types of” medications.

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— “Most Docs Don’t Follow ADHD Treatment Guidelines for Preschoolers: Study, “Robert Preidt, HealthDay, May 4, 2013.

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