Reuters - "Early ADHD Treatment May Ward Off Problems In School"
New research suggests kids who get early treatment for their attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder don't have as much trouble on national standardized tests as those who aren't prescribed medication until age 11 or 12. "Their short-term efficacy in treating the core symptoms of ADHD – the symptoms of hyperactivity and attention and impulsivity – that has been established," said Dr. Helga Zoega, the lead author on the new study from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. "With regard to more functional outcomes, for example academic performance or progress, there's not as much evidence there as to whether these drugs really help the kids academically in the long term," she said. Learn more