ADHD medications are proven by research to be the most effective in both reliability and effect size of any other treatment for ADHD symptoms. Psychotherapy and alternative approaches are good adjuncts to ADHD medicine, but by themselves do not adequately address ADHD symptoms in adults.
O’Callaghan, P. “Adherence to stimulants in adult ADHD.” J Atten Def Hyp Disord. (2014) 6:111-120. This study uses a mixed-method design to investigate the factors that influence stimulant medication adherence in adults with ADHD. The author notes that adherence rates for pharmacotherapy in adults with ADHD is reported to be less than 12% which is …
ADHD experts weigh in positively on the ability and need for clinicians in primary care to treat ADHD