Disparities in Identification of Co-Morbid Diagnoses and Prescribing Practice in School Aged Children with ADHD: Comprehensive vs. Limited Evaluations

Principal Investigator: Mary Leppert

We will conduct a retrospective chart review study of children 5-10 years of age, who present to the Kennedy Krieger Institute Center for Development and Learning for a new evaluation and are diagnosed with ADHD. We plan to explore discrepancies in the frequency of co-morbid diagnoses, academic interventions and in prescribing practices in children with ADHD, based on their insurance clearance for either comprehensive management (which includes evaluations of behavior, learning, language and cognition) or medication management alone (which includes an evaluation of behavior only).