PCPs Don’t Recommend Parent Behavior Management Training Often Enough

 ADHD in the News 2021-12-22

Primary care doctors recommend medication more often than behavior management training (PTBM) to parents of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) within the Packard Children’s Health Alliance, a community based pediatric health care network in the San Francisco, California. PTBM is a first-line treatment for children aged 4-5 with ADHD. A research letter published in JAMA Pediatrics emphasizes the need for early access to behavioral treatment for preschoolers with ADHD.