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Motivational Incentives Help Kids With ADHD
Combining behavioral approach with medication boosts performance, study finds
FRIDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder who are on medication react more like other children when faced with a task that tests their attention and focusing skills, researchers have found.
The findings, published in the April 1 issue of Biological Psychiatry, suggest that the medication does what it's supposed to do: help children pay attention and control their impulses.
But motivational incentives seemed to help, too.
In the study, children played a video game that required them to focus and not be impulsive.