Thursday, June 16, 2016

Review examines treatment needs for youths with ADHD

Researchers found that stimulants and alternative medications, particularly extended-release methylphenidate and amphetamine formulations, were effective in reducing teens' attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms but that treatment compliance is a concern with this age group. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association, based on a review of 17 studies involving 2,668 adolescents with ADHD, also showed that psychotherapy can help improve youths' academic performance.  Reuters (5/10)

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