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Created: 09/02/2013 7:08 AM | Print |  Email
By: Jennie Olson

Study: ADHD Treatment Varies Depending on Parents' Goals

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A new study finds parents’ goals for their children with ADHD could influence what kind of help their children get.

Researchers at the Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia found parents who wanted to improve their child’s academic achievement often went with medication-based treatment while parents who wanted to improve their child’s behavior and interpersonal relationships were more likely to choose behavior therapy.

Based on these results, researchers say it’s important that parents be involved in the decision-making process with their pediatrician.



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