Pros of Drug Therapy
The pros of drug therapy for ADD/ADHD include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • highly effective in decreasing ADD/ADHD-related symptoms (studies show a range of 58-70% effective)
  • less trouble finishing classwork and homework
  • decreased risk for poor school performance
  • less fidgeting or squirming
  • better control of emotions
  • less impatience and impulsiveness
  • better relationship with family and friends
  • increased self-esteem and social skills
  • more immediate results (compared to behavior therapy)

Summary of Drug Therapy
Cons of Drug Therapy
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