Our MD said a new study on meds says...
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|Tue, 07-28-2009 - 5:27pm|
Today while getting DS's football physical and updating our normal doctor on what we're doing ADHD-wise and how I'm so frustrated that after 5 years we still haven't found the right combo of meds and/or the sleep apnea is interfering...
He started to explain a new study and we got interrupted so I don't have the details yet. I plan on calling tomorrow to ask for the info but until then I thought I'd see if any of you know anything.
As best as I can recall, he said a new study that came out in the last month or so says that research shows 'long term' use of the stimulant meds doesn't continue to be effective. That after a few years on them, many people no longer respond to them or have a benefit greater than other management techniques. I started to remind him that in DS's case we've never gotten to the benefit phase so I wasn't sure the study applied. That's when there was an emergency and when he got back to us, I forgot to ask for the details.
Anyone here familiar with what he's talking about? I'd like to read the research or at least the summary.