Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder--Treatment; Stimulants--Effectiveness; Attention-deficit-disordered children--Behavior modification;
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
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
Donald W. Schmits
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©2002 Elizabeth Alvarez
Alvarez, Elizabeth, "The importance of behavioral interventions and stimulant medication effects on reducing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder" (2002). Graduate Research Papers. 268.