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TOPIC: Pharma Treatment of Pre-School ADHD is Ineffective

Pharma Treatment of Pre-School ADHD is Ineffective 11 Mar 2013 17:28 #65

Pharmaceutical Treatment of Pre-School ADHD is Ineffective
Posted March 10, 2013 by Rick Nauert PhD reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.


Emerging research suggests that many young children with moderate to severe attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continue to have significant symptoms despite treatment.

The finding is salient as ADHD is becoming a more common diagnosis in early childhood.

Researchers found that 9 out of 10 young children with moderate to severe attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continue to experience serious to severe symptoms and impairment long after their original diagnoses and treatment.

The study, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry was led by investigators at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Researchers say the investigation is the largest long-term analysis to date of preschoolers with ADHD.

Experts say the research provides significant insight light on the natural course of a condition that is being diagnosed at an increasingly earlier age.

Understanding how ADHD progresses in this age group is critical, says lead researcher Mark Riddle, M.D., a pediatric psychiatrist.

“We found that ADHD in preschoolers is a chronic and rather persistent condition, one that requires better long-term behavioral and pharmacological treatments than we currently have.”

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