Medication Does No Good to Children with ADHD: Research

Medication Does No Good to Children with ADHD: Research

A new research has questioned the effectiveness of the medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

The latest research into the domain suggested that children being treated by the conventional medicines are not benefitted by the same. The researchers followed some 186 for some six years and concluded the said results.

They asserted that about 90% of the children still exhibited symptoms such as over-activity, impulse control or inattentiveness after being treated using conventional medication and behavior therapy. The children under treatment didn't show any big difference as compared to those who were devoid of it.

According to data collected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the disorder is prevalent among three to five percent of the school age children of which the majority is boys. The sickness tends to increase the drug and alcohol abuse and problem in maintaining job later in life, added NIH.

"ADHD in preschoolers is a chronic and rather persistent condition, one that requires better long-term behavioral and pharmacological treatments than we currently have", asserted Mark Riddle, a study Author and children's Psychiatrist at Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore.

The study was released by the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adults Psychiatry.