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Providers Found to Regularly Follow Clinical Practice Guidelines When Diagnosing ADHD

While the uptick in the percentage of U.S. children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hperactivity disorder (ADHD) over the past decade has led some to question the validity of these diagnoses, a recent CDC report suggests that providers have regularly followed clinical practice guidelines when diagnosing the disorder.The findings are based on data collected during a follow-up survey to the 2011–2012 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH)—a nationally representative telephone survey of households with children from birth to age 17 in the United States. For the follow-up, parents with children aged 2 to...

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Tuesday, 22 September, 2015

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