ADHD treatment patterns in the U.S. in 2010 and 2017

From 2010 to 2017, the proportion of children diagnosed with ADHD in the U.S. who were treated with medication only decreased from 56 percent to 49 percent. In comparison, the percentage of children treated using only behavioral therapy methods increased from 8 to 12 percent during these years. This statistic shows ADHD medication and behavioral therapy treatment trends in the U.S. in 2010 and 2017.

Percentage of children in the U.S. with ADHD who were treated with medication or behavioral therapy treatment in 2010 and 2017

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Release date

March 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2010 and 2017

Age group

2-18 years

Supplementary notes

* Received both medication and therapy in the same year

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