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Keywords

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder--Treatment; Stimulants--Effectiveness; Attention-deficit-disordered children--Behavior modification;

Abstract

Overall, various avenues of research state that ADHD is a complex disorder that requires treatment by multiple modalities. Most research states that a combination of medication and behavior therapy is necessary to resolve the symptoms. It should be noted that the dose of stimulant medication prescribed to a child with ADHD should be adjusted based on the child's response to a behavioral intervention, as well as the combination of the behavioral and pharmacological treatments. Rapport et al. (1982), as well as others, have found that medication alone will not "cure" ADHD. But with multiple methods of treatment the symptoms will decrease. Nevertheless, rather than developing a reliance on medication for the treatment of ADHD, alternative behavioral interventions should be addressed prior to the commendation of stimulant medications.

Year of Submission

2002

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Donald W. Schmits

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Date Original

2002

Object Description

1 PDF file (51 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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