Ronald T. Brown, Robert W. Amler, Wendy S. Freeman, James M. Perrin, Martin T. Stein, Heidi M. Feldman, Karen Pierce, Mark L. Wolraich and the Committee on Quality Improvement, Subcommittee on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Overview of the evidence. Pediatrics 2005; 115: e749-e757.
Snipped from the Abstract:
"The evidence strongly supports the use of stimulant medications for treating the core symptoms of children with ADHD and, to a lesser degree, for improving functioning. Behavior therapy alone has only limited effect on symptoms or functioning of children with ADHD, although combining behavior therapy with medication seems to improve functioning and may decrease the amount of (stimulant) medication needed. Comparison among stimulants (mainly methylphenidate and amphetamines) did not indicate that 1 class outperformed the other."
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