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ADHD: A Treatment with No Side Effects? New Study Says Behavioral Therapy is as Effective as Medication

Posted Sep 07 2008 8:07pm

I have long believed that behavioral therapy is the key to helping kids with ADHD. In fact, a new study on ADHD said that comprehensive behavioral therapy works as well as medication over the long haul. Also, earlier studies showed that after 14 months, 30% of the behavioral therapy group did just as well as those with medication. Of course, there are no side effects to behavioral therapy—except, perhaps, much happier parents and kids.

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