Assessment and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are reviewed in order to highlight the importance of examining individual differences in treatment response. It is emphasized that treatment response in children often varies as a function of the domain measured, the setting evaluated, and intensity of the treatment. Three case studies are presented to illustrate this point. The first case study is an example of a child who showed a consistent response to medication across settings and domains and treatment intensities. The second case study is an example of a child who showed differential treatment response as a function of setting and/or treatment intensity, but was consistent across domain. The third case study is an example of a child who showed a differential response to treatment as a function of domain, but was consistent across settings and treatment intensities. These case studies highlight the need for systematic, comprehensive, individualized treatments for children with ADHD.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
- Clinical Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health