Adhd Literature Review

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In the article “Medication Treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” by Joseph B. Ryan the author discusses the importance about ADHD and the various treatments that youth go under which benefit them or which may cause them side effects. The recent advancement of medical science has lead to improvements in the treatment of ADHD which is good news for parents with children who are suffering from ADHD. This new innovation in the branch of science has lead to positive contribution like a decline in the symptoms in the ADHD children while improved the social behaviours and better response to academic and behavioural treatments (Ryan, 2011). Stimulant medications have seen to be faster in results, for example amphetamines and methylphenidate …show more content…
Never the less, these medication therapies due suffer from many side effects raging from physical to mental disorders. This demands a thorough monitoring of the effects of such medications for a safer recovery of the child. While administrating these treatments the teachers and the parents must be in a regular communication with the physician. A proper recovery and administration of the mediation depends on proper training of the people involved in the treatment of children suffering from ADHD. When children with ADHD are at school their teachers should be conscious about legal considerations related to the administration of medications to students (Ryan, 2011). Similarly, uniform policy must be made at all school levels to insure the adherence of safety related rules when dealing with ADHD students. In conclusion, the benefits of medication therapy are widely acknowledged with the condition that proper feedback is given to the physician by both parents and …show more content…
Langberg and Stephen P. Becker the authors discussed medication is the most reliable treatment for youth that helps in declining the symptoms of ADHD. The authors also look over the connection between long-term medication use and the academic outcomes of youth with ADHD (Langberg, 2012). It talks about the symptoms exhibited by ADHD children apart from the most critical issues having an impact on a long-term benefits and side effects of medication on children. This article throws enough light on adherence which also gives an idea on how serious people are taking these treatments and how much benefit they are getting as compared to people who observe non-adherence (Langberg, 2012). Most of the times the long-term use of medication does not necessarily benefit long-term benefits. This article stated that in one of the studies both, ADHD children with and without medication were significantly reduced in both reading and math among children with Individual Education Plan (IEP’s) (Langberg, 2012). The article also focused on the fact that majority of the children who have ADHD, and extended their use of stimulant medication had seen small improvements in academic achievements (Langberg, 2012). There is adequate amount of discussion related to long-term medication use while its academic outcome is measured simultaneously. The evidences

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