Long-term efficacy of ADHD drugs comparable to therapy

11/12/2007 | BBC

Ritalin, Concerta and other drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are not very effective in the long run and may even stunt children's growth, U.S. researchers have reportedly found. A study of 600 children found ADHD drugs work no better than therapy after three years of treatment. One expert says previous findings about the benefits of ADHD drugs may have been exaggerated.

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