ADHD

An Examination of the Clinical Research on the Medical Treatment of ADHD

Author: 
George R. Barnes, PhD, Patricia B. Cerrito, PhD, Inessa Levi, PhD
Article Type: 
Feature Article
Issue: 
Spring 2002
Volume Number: 
7
Issue Number: 
1

Introduction

In 1998, the National Institutes of Health held a consensus panel to examine the issue of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The consensus panel concluded that "at the present time, there is a paucity of data providing information on long-term treatment beyond 14 months. Although trials combining drugs and behavioral modalities are under way, conclusive recommendations concerning treatment for the long term cannot be made easily."(1)