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Stimulant medication and parent training therapies for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Arthur D. Anastopoulos, Professor and Director of AD/HD Clinic (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The present article provides a brief overview of the clinical use of two of the most commonly used and effective therapies for Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children: stimulant medication treatment and training parents in child behavior management skills. The clinical issues involved in the use of each treatment, as well as their limitations, are reviewed, along with evidence for their efficacy. It is concluded that ADHD is a developmental disorder of attention, impulse control, and regulation of activity level that requires multiple treatment methods, which must be applied over long time intervals if they are to produce an impact on the outcome of children with ADHD.

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Publication
Journal of Learning Disabilities, 24, 210-218
Language: English
Date: 1991
Keywords
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD , Children, Stimulant medication treatment, parenting, child behavior management