Researchers find that parents who are focused on their child’s academic achievement are twice as likely to start the child on ADHD medications as are parents with a goal of improved behavior and interpersonal relationships, who are more likely to turn to behavior therapy. The study was released yesterday in the journal Pediatrics.
Fiks, A., Mayne, S., DeBartolo, E., Power, T., Guevara, J.; Parental Preferences and Goals Regarding ADHD Treatment. Pediatrics. Online September 2, 2013.