Meta-Analysis Study on Treatment of Children's Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity

J Healthc Eng. 2021 Oct 22:2021:8229039. doi: 10.1155/2021/8229039. eCollection 2021.


With the development of society and the economy, the prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been increasing. Due to its high comorbidity and high harm, it has received increasing attention. It causes damage to functions in multiple areas, and this damage may continue into adulthood. ADHD is a common developmental disorder characterized by persistent attention deficit and hyperactivity/impulsivity. ADHD often merges with other diseases, such as oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, personality disorder, anxiety disorder, mood disorder, and substance dependence. The disease tends to cause children with learning difficulties, poor grades, strained relationships with family members and children of the same age, lack of self-esteem, and children with low occupation, low income, substance abuse, and antisocial personality characteristics when they grow up to adults. Many countries have formulated ADHD treatment guidelines for this purpose, but there is still a lack of consensus. This article uses literature research and the meta method: RevMan 5.3 software is used for data analysis. The analysis results show that traditional Chinese medicine has characteristics and advantages in the clinical total effective rate and hyperactivity index score in the treatment of ADHD. The overall clinical syndrome differentiation of the treatment can be summarized as liver and kidney yin deficiency and liver yang partial prosperity. The overall medication is based on the methods of nourishing yin and clearing heat, calming the liver and nourishing kidney, and nourishing yin and suppressing yang. The efficacy and safety evaluation of traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment of ADHD need to be further verified by large-sample clinical trials with strict design and standardized outcome index reporting.

Publication types

  • Meta-Analysis
  • Retracted Publication

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity* / drug therapy
  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity* / epidemiology
  • Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders / epidemiology
  • Child
  • Comorbidity
  • Conduct Disorder* / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Substance-Related Disorders*