A clinical review of outcomes of the multimodal treatment study of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (MTA).

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Over the past decade, the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder has provided a bewildering wealth of data (more than 70 peer-reviewed articles) addressing treatment-related questions for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. However, the take-home messages for clinicians may not always be clear. Therefore, this article reviews key findings, including relative benefits of medication and behavioral treatments, long-term effects at 2 and 3 years, treatment mediators and moderators, preliminary delinquency and substance use outcomes, and growth suppression related to stimulant use. Appropriate interpretations of the findings and their limitations are discussed, and recommendations for clinical practice are derived.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Murray, DW; Arnold, LE; Swanson, J; Wells, K; Burns, K; Jensen, P; Hechtman, L; Paykina, N; Legato, L; Strauss, T

Published Date

  • October 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 424 - 431

PubMed ID

  • 18803917

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5524214

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1535-1645

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11920-008-0068-4


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States