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Presented at the 20th Annual Research Conference

National Estimates of U. S. Children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disabilities and their use of Mental Health Services

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Session Number: 1000 Room: Salon E & F

Presenting: Gloria Simpson

All Authors for this paper: Gloria Simpson; Robin Cohen

Presentation Type: poster presentation

Synopsis: This presentation will provide national estimates from the 2005 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), an on-going annual household survey. In the NHIS, parents answered questions about their childÕs use of mental health services and including the use of medication. Approximately 7% of U. S. children 4 to 17 years of age were identified as having ADHD, and 7.4% had learning disabilities. The socio-demographic characteristics of these children and their utilization of mental health services will be described. Mental health services include whether the child had contact with a health provider or school professional, whether he/she ever took prescription medicine, whether he/she took prescription medicine for ADHD, whether he/she received any other type of treatment, and where the child received treatment when he/she received treatment other than medication.

Date: Sunday, March 4, 2007

Session Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM