Study questions long term benefits of ADHD medications

Study questions long term benefits of ADHD medications

Study questions benefits of long-term use of ADHD medications was posted by Medical News Today on 3-15-17. This study followed more than 500 children with ADHD into adulthood and found that long-term use of stimulant medication was associated with “suppressed adult height but not with reduced symptoms of ADHD.”  The study concluded that “short-term treatment of ADHD was stimulant medication is well justified by benefits that outweigh costs, but long-term treatment may be associated with growth related costs that may not be balanced by symptom related benefits.”

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