New advice on which drugs are best for ADHD

International experts examined seven drugs used to treat the disease

Methylphenidate is the first choice for children and adolescents with ADHD but amphetamines are best for adults, say international experts who have gathered the most comprehensive evidence to date to inform short-term treatment.

Of seven ADHD drugs amphetamines are the most effective for both children and adults in terms of core symptom relief.