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Behavioral Interventions On Par with Medication

Analysis of studies shows behavioral treatments are as effective as meds for ADHD children.

Monday April 13th - 9:50am

ADHD students will need assistance in setting routines and keeping their school work organized.

A meta-analysis of 174 attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder studies finds behavior modification works as well as medication, according to a study from the University of Buffalo published in the March issue of Clinical Psychology Review.

The analysis found that teaching parents and teachers how to respond to positive and negative behavior was equally effective--and sometimes more effective--than medication.

The study authors suggest their findings indicate a need for behavioral intervention programs for parents and teachers.

Read more in Clinical Psychology Review.

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