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Health Agencies Update
December 28, 2011

ADHD Care

JAMA. 2011;306(24):2661. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1870

Programs that provide training in positive parenting techniques to help parents of preschoolers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) manage their child's behavior are safe and effective, according to a new review. The article assesses the comparative effectiveness of ADHD interventions for young children.

In addition, the review, from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, indicated that there is limited evidence supporting efficacy of medications in this age group and some evidence of risk.

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