What is the best initial treatment for an adult diagnosed with ADHD?

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Abstract

EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWER

Treatment with psychostimulant medications such as methylphenidate and amphetamine derivatives moderately improve short-term symptom severity compared with placebo in adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and should be used as initial pharmacological treatment (SOR: A, meta-analyses of RCTs and evidence-based guideline).

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