The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently conducted a study highlighting how ADHD therapy differs from state to state. Researchers looked at treatment options for children between the age of 4 and 17 in 2009 and 2010. The CDC determined that 40% of children were treated with medication alone, while only 10% of children were treated with behavioral therapy alone. 30% of children received both forms of treatment to fight their ADHD symptoms, while 10% of children received no treatment at all. The remaining 10% of children took dietary supplements to treat ADHD.
How ADHD Treatment Varies By State
The CDC created a helpful infographic showing the most prevalent ADHD treatment options in each state. Some of the most significant trends in treatment include:
- Central states like Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota had a high occurrence of ADHD medication treatment, while coastal states like California, Oregon, and Florida showed limited use of medication.
- Southern states like Texas, Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina indicated a low occurrence of behavioral therapy in the past year (as of the 2009-2010 data), but New England states like Maine, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania showed a high occurrence.
- States with high levels of medication treatment did not necessarily have low levels of behavioral treatment. Michigan, for instance, had relatively high occurrences of both treatment options, while Texas had low levels for both.
Statewide Statistics Should Not Determine Your Child’s ADHD Treatment
High use of medication or behavioral therapy in your state should not suggest how your child is treated for ADHD. At Perspectives Of Troy, we know that every child has a unique set of needs that must be addressed before creating a treatment plan. In many cases, child counseling is coupled with medication treatment to help a child properly conquer his disorder. We have over 30 specialized therapists and 2 licensed psychiatrists in our Metro Detroit counseling centers to establish the best possible treatment solution for your child’s ADHD.
Signs Of ADHD In Children
Some of the most common signs of ADHD in children include:
- Getting Easily Distracted
- Having Issued Staying Focused
- Inattention Or An Inability To Listen
- Poor Organization
- Not Finishing School Work Or Chores Completely
- Restless And Overactive Behaviors
- Getting Easily Frustrated
- Being Fidgety Or Squirmy, Especially In Public Settings
- Fighting With Peers Or Siblings
- Depression and Self-Isolation
If your child is exemplifying any of the signs above, contact Perspectives Of Troy at (248) 244-8644 to learn about the ADHD management solutions available for you.