To Succeed at School, Children With ADHD Need Both Medication and Non-Medication Treatments (The Huffington Post):
“An important question then, for millions of kids diagnosed with ADHD and for their parents and educators, is whether long-term academic functioning can improve with appropriate treatment…A new study published online in the Journal of Attention Disorders represents a valuable effort to answer that question.
As the study notes, “More achievement test and academic performance outcomes improved with multimodal (100 percent and 67 percent, respectively) than pharmacological (75 percent and 33 percent) or non-pharmacological (75 percent and 50 percent) treatment alone.”
…However, as recently found in another study that examined treatment practices in a large number of pediatricians, while medication treatment was recommended for over 90 percent of youth diagnosed with ADHD, behavioral treatment was recommended fewer than 15 percent of the time. Thus, many children may not be receiving multimodal treatment in community care.”
To learn more:
- To Succeed at School, Children With ADHD Need Both Medication and Non-Medication Treatments (The Huffington Post)
- Online course How to Navigate Conventional and Complementary ADHD Treatments for Healthy Brain Development. (May 2015; registration open)