ADHD: Early Treatment Helps Math Scores

A new study about the effect of medication and ADHD shows that children affected by the disorder fared better on math tests if they started taking stimulants before the age of 11.

Girls, in particular, benefited from earlier treatment. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, concludes that starting “stimulant drug treatment of ADHD among 9- to 12-year-old children is associated with academic decline in math.”

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics

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