Management of ADHD in preschool-aged children
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Behavior therapy interventions, such as parent training, are first-line treatment for ADHD in preschool-aged children (three to five years of age). (Strength of Recommendation [SOR]: B, based on a systematic review of a small number of heterogeneous randomized controlled trials [RCTs].) Medication is an option for children with moderate to severe ADHD if behavior therapy has not been effective and if the benefits outweigh the harms. (SOR: B, based on a systematic review of a small number of heterogeneous RCTs.) Alternative therapies, such as elimination diets, have limited evidence of success and should generally be avoided or used in conjunction with standard therapies. (SOR: B, based on a systematic review of a small number of heterogeneous RCTs.)
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