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ADD/ADHD Treatment

Are medications more effective than psychotherapy for ADHD?

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  • According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, medications have proven themselves to be more effective than psychotherapy alone in treating the symptoms of ADHD. The key word there being "alone." Many children respond best to a combination of therapies. Medications must be given to provide adequate coverage when the child needs to focus and pay attention, such as during school hours. It should then taper down to allow the child to sleep properly.
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