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February 2018

Multimodal Treatment of the School-aged Child With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Author Affiliations
  • 1Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 2Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio
JAMA Pediatr. 2018;172(2):109-110. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.4023

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common childhood neurobehavioral disorder, affecting approximately 8% of US children.1 Although ADHD is associated with substantial impairment of family, school, and peer functioning, effective treatments are available. In this Viewpoint, we highlight the fundamentals of treatment, including evidence-based pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches.