I am writing in response to an article on alternative ADHD therapies and the ACQIP survey that appeared in the July AAP News.
As a participant in ACQIP and a behavioral pediatrician, I was disturbed by the misrepresentation of the survey in reference to questions about alternative treatments. The questions in the survey asked, "Which of the following alternative treatment plans have been recommended to your patients for the treatment of ADHD?" The survey did not ask which alternative treatments do you as the physician recommend? The article implies that large numbers of physicians are recommending alternative and often unproven treatments for ADHD.