Treatment Options for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Gaps in Knowledge (1 of 2)
Data regarding the long-term effectiveness or possible adverse effects for all ADHD treatments are scarce. The few long-term studies that are available are mostly on medications. Much of the current evidence is based primarily on boys. Interventions in subgroups not commonly investigated to this point in time are needed, specifically individuals with a primarily inattentive subtype of ADHD, girls, teenagers, and adults. Other groups of interest are ethnic minorities and families of low socioeconomic status.
- Charach A, Dashti B, Carson P, et al. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Effectiveness of Treatment in At-Risk Preschoolers; Long-Term Effectiveness in All Ages; and Variability in Prevalence, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 44 (Prepared by McMaster University Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. MME 2202 290-02-0020). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2011. AHRQ Publication No. 11(12)-EHC003-EF. Available at www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/adhdtreatment.cfm.
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