Longer term effects of stimulant treatments for Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder

Peter Jensen

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Of pharmacological options available for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), stimulant medications are the most studied, the most commonly used, the most effective, and the first-line choice for treatment. Evidence of the short-term efficacy of methylphenidate (MPH) and other stimulants as well as behavioral treatments in the management of symptoms of ADHD is abundant. This paper reviews therapeutic trials with a duration or follow-up period of 12 months or more and evaluates the longer term outcomes of available treatments for ADHD. The trials were reported by lalongo et al. (1993), Horn et al. (1991), Schachar, Tannock, Cunningham, and Corkum (1997), Gillberg et al. (1997), Hechtman and Abikoff (1995), and the National Institute of Mental Health (MTA Cooperative Group, 1999a, 1999b).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S-45-S-56
JournalJournal of Attention Disorders
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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