Children's age may influence ADHD diagnosis, treatment

03/5/2012 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

Data from 937,943 children in British Columbia ages 6 to 12 between 1997 and 2008 showed that boys and girls born in December -- typically the youngest in their class, due to cut-off dates -- were 30% and 70% more likely to be diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder than those born in January. Researchers also found that boys and girls born in December were 41% and 77% more likely, respectively, to be prescribed ADHD drugs that those born in January. The study appears in CMAJ.

View Full Article in:

PhysiciansBriefing.com

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
Math Specialist
PCG Education
Richmond, VA
Sr. Technical Product Manager
NWEA
Portland, OR
Program Officer, Teacher Development
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
Moorestown, NJ
Production Manager, Education and Leadership
Asia Society
New York, NY
CONTRACT - Education Consultants
Confidential
East Coast, Phoenix, Los Angeles, SL_Multiple Locations