Studies: ADHD Behavioral Therapy May Be More Effective Than Drugs over Time

Studies: ADHD Behavioral Therapy May Be More Effective Than Drugs over Time

A May, 15, 2012 article titled "Not-So-Quick Fix: ADHD Behavioral Therapy May Be More Effective Than Drugs in Long Run" on the website of Scientific American reports on new studies which suggest that stimulant medications may not be as effective as behavioral-based changes in the long-term:

A new synthesis of behavioral, cognitive and pharmacological findings emerged at the recent Experimental Biology meeting, held last month in San Diego, where experts in ADHD research and treatment gathered to present their work. Their findings suggest that behavioral and cognitive therapies focused on reducing impulsivity and reinforcing positive long-term habits may be able to replace current high doses of stimulant treatment in children and young adults.

 

Referenced article:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=adhd-behavioral-therapy-more-effective-drugs-long-term