For many decades, most of the studies of stimulant medications for ADHD assessed only children. More recently, studies have also tested the effectiveness of medications for treating ADHD in adults. Stephen Faraone and colleagues (2004) published a meta-analysis of the efficacy of MPH for treatment of ADHD in adults. Across studies he found strong evidence that this medication is as effective in alleviating ADHD in adults as it is in helping children and adolescents with the disorder.
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