Academic aspirations govern therapy choice

The study in 148 parents of children with ADHD aged six-12 showed each one point increase in preference for a goal of academic achievement doubled the likelihood of choosing medication for their children.

Each one point increase in preference for goals of behavioural compliance and interpersonal relationships increased the likelihood of choosing behavioural therapy by 60%.

After six months of either treatment, goals were lowered.

Pediatrics 2013; online 2 Sept