Decision Aid Summary

Title ADHD: Should my child take medicine for ADHD?
Audience Parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) considering treatment for their child.
Options included Have your child take medicine for ADHD.
Don't have child take medicine.
Try counseling, behavior therapy, or social skills training.
Year of last update or review 2015
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Healthwise
Where was it developed? www.healthwise.org
Healthwise
US
Health condition Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
8 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.