Treatment Options for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Conclusions (2 of 3)
Evidence is insufficient to know if school-based interventions are effective for preschoolers, and there are very few data on the outcomes related to the use of ADHD medications in preschoolers other than MPH. For children 6 years of age or older, evidence is insufficient to know if nonpharmacologic treatments alone are beneficial in the long term. Evidence shows that ADHD medications are safe and effective for children 6 and older. For both preschoolers and children over the age of 6, long-term effectiveness and adverse effects are not well studied.
Keywords: medication | outcomes | parent behavior training | school-based interventions | conclusions
- 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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