A major research study done by the National Institute of Mental Health (1999) was conducted with almost 600 children with ADHD (combined type) over a 14-month period. The results showed that children in the group treated with intensive behavioral management and carefully-managed medication and the treatment group that only received closely monitored medical management, had much greater improvement in their ADHD symptoms then the groups that received intensive behavior treatment alone or community care. We know from many studies that medication can have a powerful effect on the symptoms of ADHD, but each parent must discuss with her child's doctor the benefits and drawbacks of any medication considered.
ADHD Medications, Side Effects, and Family
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