Current medications for the treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Brigette S. Vaughan, Holly J. Roberts, Howard Needelman

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Abstract

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is common among children. Fortunately, ADHD is highly treatable with medication. The purpose of this article is to serve as a primer on medication treatment for ADHD for school psychologists. The article discusses the available stimulant and nonstimulant medication for the treatment of ADHD. Additionally, this article discusses educational implications of medication treatment in the schools. Psychosocial interventions will also be highlighted in this article given their efficacy when paired with stimulant medications for children with ADHD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)846-856
Number of pages11
JournalPsychology in the Schools
Volume46
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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