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Treatment Options for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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Long-term (>1 Year) Effectiveness of ADHD Interventions in People 6 Years of Age or Older: Combined Treatments

Two large RCTs and one smaller study found that both psychostimulant medication alone and combined medication and behavioral treatment are effective in treating ADHD plus oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) symptoms in children. One of the large RCTs clearly demonstrated that MPH improved ADHD and ODD symptoms and overall functioning alone or in combination with psychosocial/behavioral interventions for 12 months up to 24 months.

Strength of evidence: Low