Comparing psychological and pharmacological treatments for hyperkinetic boys and their classmates.


Journal Article

This study compares the short-term effects of methylphenidate and of teacher consultation on the on-task behavior of diagnosed hyperkinetic outpatient boys and selected classmates. Statistically significant treatment effects were found for both drug-treated and behaviorally treated hyperkinetic boys; the size of these effects did not differ between the two types of treatment. Within the behavioral group, the treatment effect spilled over, so that there was also a significant treatment effect on overactive classmates of the behaviorally treated hyperkinetic children and a trend toward a significant treatment effect on their average classmates. Some implications of the findings are discussed.

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Cited Authors

  • Loney, J; Weissenburger, FE; Woolson, RF; Lichty, EC

Published Date

  • June 1, 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 133 - 143

PubMed ID

  • 469107

Pubmed Central ID

  • 469107

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-2835

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0091-0627

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/bf00918894


  • eng