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Only 21% of Kids with ADHD and SCD Are Treated for Attention Deficit

A study of children with sickle cell disease (SCD) referred for an evaluation of neuropsychological deficits found that while 19 of 89 patients (25%) were diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), only 21% with ADHD had been prescribed medication for it.

The study, “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children With Sickle Cell Disease Referred for an Evaluation,” was published in the Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.