- Diagnosis and Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children and Adolescents
- Objectives. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common pediatric neurobehavioral disorder often treated in the primary care setting. This systematic review updates and extends two previous systematic evidence reviews and focuses on the comparative effectiveness of methods to establish the diagnosis of ADHD, updates the comparative effectiveness of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments, and evaluates different monitoring strategies in the primary care setting for individuals from birth through 17 years of age.
Data sources. We searched PubMed®, Embase®, PsycINFO® and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews for relevant English-language studies published from January 1, 2011, through November 7, 2016.
Review methods. Two investigators screened each abstract and full-text article for inclusion, abstracted the data, and performed quality ratings and evidence grading. Random-effects models were used to compute summary estimates of effects when sufficient data were available for meta-analysis.
- Authors of Report
- Methodology description
- We searched MEDLINE® (via PubMed), Embase®, PsycINFO®, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), limiting the search to studies conducted in children 17 years of age and younger and published from January 1, 2009, to November 7, 2016.
Two investigators screened each abstract and full-text article for inclusion, abstracted the data, and performed quality ratings and evidence grading. Random-effects models were used to compute summary estimates of effects.
See the review protocol (https://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/ehc/products/616/2148/ADHD-Update-protocol-160818.pdf) for full details.
- This project was entered retrospectively. All Data Abstraction is available in the attached file: ADHD_SRDR File_Final 20170824.xlsx
- Funding Source
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)