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New treatment guidelines don’t assuage concerns that some children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are being prescribed medication too soon, before behavioral interventions are tried.
An inspector general report from the Department of Health and Human Services found that 100,000 kids who were newly prescribed ADHD medication didn’t see a care provider for months afterward.
With 113 locations in the U.S., Brain Balance says its drug-free approach has helped tens of thousands of children. But experts say there’s insufficient proof of its effectiveness.