Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Diagnoses of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have risen in recent years, and ADHD is now regarded to be a common condition among children in the United States. While reported prevalence ranges widely between 6-16% depending on location and measurement technique, it has been estimated that ADHD affects at least 5 million children aged 4-17 years in the U.S. Given the substantial burden of ADHD for children and their families, as well as the significant longterm implications that a diagnosis of ADHD carries, there is significant interest on the part of patients, clinicians, policymakers, and other stakeholders in exploring different management options for ADHD.
Interventions of interest:
Parent behavior training
Date of review: June 2012
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