Classroom Study Sheds Light on How ADHD Drugs Work

Classroom Study Sheds Light on How ADHD Drugs Work

New research is filling in critical gaps in knowledge about how stimulants work to effectively treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Although stimulants have been in use for decades to treat ADHD in school-aged children, just how they work hasn’t been clear. “This is the first study to demonstrate that improving short-term working memory and the ability to inhibit are at least part of the way that stimulants work and improve outcomes for ADHD in the classroom,” says Larry Hawk, a professor in the psychology department at the University at Buffalo and the lead author of a new paper in the Journal...

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