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Study: ADHD Drugs Fail to Help Kids Complete Homework

ADHD Drugs

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  • Among children with ADHD, drug treatment led to no significant improvements in homework completion or accuracy compared to placebo
  • Behavioral therapy led to children finishing up to 13 percent more homework problems and increased accuracy by 8 percent
  • Exercise has also been found to reduce ADHD symptoms while improving performance at school

By Dr. Mercola

Drugs prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are among the most controversial on the market. Such drugs are the most common psychotropic drugs used by children (tied for first place with antidepressants), yet they have questionable benefits and serious risks.


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