Survey: Preschoolers on ADHD Medication

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(NBC News)  The first nationwide survey of children with ADHD finds almost half of pre-schoolers take medication for the condition.

Pediatricians recommend behavioral therapies for children under the age of six because it’s not yet known how medications affect the developing brain.

But data showed over 46-percent of pre school aged children with adhd had taken medication alone or with behavioral therapy in the previous week.

And 15-percent these children took dietary supplements although there are no proven benefits.

One fifth of young kids diagnosed with ADHD were getting no treatment at all.

The study also revealed differences among treatments in various states.

Medication rates were low in California and much higher in Michigan.

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