How effective are drug treatments for children with ADHD at improving on-task behaviour and academic achievement in the school classroom? A systematic review and meta-analysis

  title={How effective are drug treatments for children with ADHD at improving on-task behaviour and academic achievement in the school classroom? A systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Vibhore Prasad and Ellen Brogan and Caroline Mulvaney and Matthew J. Grainge and Wendy Stanton and Kapil Sayal},
  journal={European Child \& Adolescent Psychiatry},
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has a significant impact on children’s classroom behaviour, daily functioning and experience of school life. However, the effects of drug treatment for ADHD on learning and academic achievement are not fully understood. This review was undertaken to describe the effects of methylphenidate, dexamfetamine, mixed amfetamine salts and atomoxetine on children’s on-task behaviour and their academic performance, and to perform a meta-analysis to quantify… 

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