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ADHD treatment

Overview

Diagnosis

Treatment



Effectiveness of ADHD medications


  • Effect sizes are expressed as the SMD (95%CI)
  • SMD - standardized mean difference which represents the standarized treatment effect
  • Reference [7]
Effects of ADHD Medications in Controlled Trials
Drug Children Adults
Amphetamines 1.02
(1.19 to 0.85)
0.79
(0·99 to 0·58)
Bupropion 0.96
(1.69 to 0.22)
0.46
(0·85 to 0·07)
Methylphenidate 0.78
(0.93 to 0.62)
0.49
(0·64 to 0·35)
Clonidine 0.71
(1.17 to 0.24)
N/A
Guanfacine 0.67
(0.85 to 0.50)
N/A
Atomoxetine 0.56
(0.66 to 0.45)
0.45
(0.58 to 0.32)