Parent Training Interventions for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children Aged 5 to 18 Years

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Systematic review

Source: The Cochrane Collaborative

Last Reviewed: December 2011

In this Cochrane systematic review, the Cochrane Collaborative found that for children with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), parent training interventions may have a positive effect on behavior. These include psychosocial interventions that teach parents ways to manage their children’s challenging behaviors. Researchers found that parent training interventions may also reduce parents’ stress and increase their confidence. The researchers concluded that the evidence isn’t strong enough to inform clinical practice guidelines. 

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Zwi, M., Jones, H., Thorgaard, C., York, A., & Dennis, J.A. (2011). Parent training interventions for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children aged 5 to 18 years. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2011 (12).  DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003018.pub3.