Journal article

Treatment strategies for ADHD: an evidence-based guide to select optimal treatment

Arthur Caye, James M Swanson, David Coghill, Luis Augusto Rohde

MOLECULAR PSYCHIATRY | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2019

Abstract

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common and impairing disorder affecting children, adolescents, and adults. Several treatment strategies are available that can successfully ameliorate symptoms, ranging from pharmacological to dietary interventions. Due to the increasing range of available options, an informed selection or prioritization of treatments is becoming harder for clinicians. This review aims to provide an evidence-based appraisal of the literature on ADHD treatment, supplemented by expert opinion on plausibility. We outline proposed mechanisms of action of established pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments, and we review targets of novel treatments. The ..

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