Review: Parent Behavior Training May Beat Medication For AD/HD.

MedPage Today (4/1, Bankhead) reports, “Parent behavior training (PBT) topped medication and other interventions for preschool children at risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD),” according to a review published online in the journal Pediatrics and sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. “Eight methodologically sound studies of PBT produced the best and most consistent strength of evidence for efficacy, with a standard mean difference (SMD) of -0.68, reported Alice Charach, MD, of the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and colleagues.” But, “the investigators found only one good study of medical treatment with methylphenidate, resulting in a low strength of evidence, while combined home and school/daycare interventions yielded inconsistent results.”

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— “Parent Training Tops Meds in ADHD, “Charles Bankhead, MedPage Today, April 1, 2013.

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