Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects about 5% to 10% of school-age children in the United States.

A just published review on Medscape compares behavioral treatments vs drug therapy for ADHD.

Under what conditions are patients likely to benefit from behavior therapy?

  • Patients with mild ADHD symptoms
  • When the family prefers it
  • Preschoolers with ADHD before considering a medication
  • Combined with medication for ADHD children with anxiety disorders


8/8/06 18:58 JR

Hi, I’m JR

John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.