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90% of Pediatric Specialists Not Following Clinical Guidelines When Treating Preschoolers with ADHD
Date:5/3/2013

said they ‘often’ or ‘very often’ choose a medication other than methylphenidate initially (19.4 percent amphetamines; 18.9 percent non-stimulants).

“Although the AAP’s new ADHD guidelines were developed for primary care pediatricians, it is clear that many medical subspecialists who care for young children with ADHD fail to follow recently published guidelines,” said Jaeah Chung, MD, the study’s principal investigator who also practices at Cohen Children’s. “At a time when there are public and professional concerns about over-medication of young children with ADHD, it seems that many medical specialists are recommending medication as part of their initial treatment plan for these children.”

To schedule an interview with Dr. Adesman, call 516-232-5229 or email Adesman(at)lij(dot)edu.

To view the abstract, “Medication Management of Preschool ADHD by Pediatric Sub-Specialists: Non-Compliance with AAP Clinical Guideline." Go to http://www.abstracts2view.com/pas/view.php?nu=PAS13L1_1365.5.

This study is being presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies in Washington, D.C. on Saturday May 4, 2013 11:30-11:45 a.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (Rm. 102B).

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10692085.htm.


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