Study finds long-term use of stimulant medications suppresses height and doesn’t reduce ADHD symptoms
LearningRx personal brain training improved attention by 24 points
October 2, 2017 – A long-term study published in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry found that extended use of stimulant medication was linked to suppressed adult height but did not reduce symptoms of ADHD.
Tanya Mitchell, Chief Research Officer for LearningRx (www.LearningRx.com), the world’s largest personal brain training company, says that parents who are concerned about their child’s ADHD may want to consider one-on-one brain training to target and train attention and other clusters of weak cognitive skills associated with ADHD.
“About 30% of our clients were diagnosed with ADHD before coming to us,” says Mitchell. “Most of those students, in addition to weak broad attention skills, had weak long-term memory, processing speed and working memory.”
Mitchell explains that over a six-year period, 5,416 children and adults came to LearningRx with the diagnosis of ADHD. “We measured the cognitive performance of these clients before and after brain training, and the largest gains were seen in IQ, auditory processing, long-term memory and broad attention. After LearningRx brain training, IQ scores improved by an average of 15 standard points, and broad attention skills improved an average of 24 percentile points.”
The full results can be found on page 25 of LearningRx’s 48-page 2016 edition of “Client Outcomes and Research Results.” http://www.learningrx.com/our-programs/learningrx-results/.
Parents who are concerned that their child may have a cognitive skills weakness can take a free online survey at http://lsds.learningrx.com/