Challenges in ADHD Treatment

 ADHD in the News 2017-05-25

In a recently released issue of Pediatrics ( 10.1542/peds.2016-2444), Dr. Janet Cummings and colleagues examine racial and ethnic differences in ADHD treatment among 172,322 children ages 6-12 years in 9 states who initiated medication for ADHD. Their thought-provoking analyses give food for thought for primary care physicians, psychiatrists and researchers...The main study findings that impressed me, though, were related to sample characteristics and medication discontinuation rates across the sample.