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ADHD Meds Won’t Necessarily Help Your Kid’s Grades

New study finds that behavioral intervention is more helpful to kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than medications when it came to help with completing homework.

“Researchers tested the effectiveness of medication against behavioral interventions in 75 children that attended a summer school program with classes each weekday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for eight weeks.”

“Long-acting stimulant medications haven’t been shown to help with homework performance despite companies advertising their utility for homework time,” said lead study author Brittany Merrill, a researcher at the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University in Miami.”

“Behavioral interventions are more effective than long-acting stimulant medications in improving homework performance among children with ADHD, and stimulant medication did not add to the effectiveness of the behavioral intervention,” Merrill added by email.” Read more.

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