The effects of a multimodal intervention with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder children: a 9-month follow-up

J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1993 Jan;32(1):182-9. doi: 10.1097/00004583-199301000-00026.


Using a double-blind, placebo design, we evaluated 96 attention-deficit hyperactivity disordered children for the effects of methylphenidate alone and in combination with behavioral parent training plus child self-control instruction. Seventy one of the children completed the treatment protocol. As reported previously, main effects were found for medication at posttest; however, there was no evidence of additive effects. Nine months after the termination of the behavioral interventions and the withdrawal of the stimulant medication, we found limited support for the hypothesis that the combined conditions would produce greater maintenance of treatment gains than would medication alone.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Controlled Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Achievement
  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / diagnosis
  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / drug therapy*
  • Child
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Drug Therapy*
  • Education
  • Family
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Parents / psychology*
  • Patient Compliance
  • Placebos
  • Problem Solving
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Remedial Teaching
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Placebos