Consumer Reports, looking at an analysis of more than 400 studies of ADHD medications, concludes that the apparent benefits of the drugs wear off as soon as six months to two years after starting treatment. Although there is a paucity of long-term studies, they say, the best evidence is that after 8 years nearly 70% no longer had ADHD regardless of what treatment they initially received.
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