Family-based treatments for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A review of family functioning outcomes in randomized controlled trials from 2010 to 2019

Dara E. Babinski, Margaret H. Sibley

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This review details advances in randomized controlled trials of family-based treatments for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) conducted in the United States from 2010 to 2019, and the impact of these treatments on the domain of family functioning. Twenty-two studies were included in the review and three types of family treatments, integrated parent–child treatments, parent-directed treatments, and youth treatments with adjunctive parent involvement, were identified for children and adolescents. Studies point to considerable advancements in consideration of understudied and diverse populations, and results of the review show all three types of family interventions for ADHD should be considered well-established interventions addressing family functioning. Practical guidelines are offered, and future directions for research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Marital and Family Therapy
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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