Visiting Professor Lecture Series: Multimodal Treatment of ADHD – James Swanson, PhD
Long-term patterns of medication use in the MTA follow-up, and relevance to recommendation #12 of the AACAP Practice Parameter for ADHD
- Define “consistent treatment” as the duration of uninterrupted treatment with stimulant medication in the long-term follow-up of the MTA.
- Describe treatment selection biases based on association of baseline and outcome variables with initiation and duration of uninterrupted treatment.
- Characterize the longitudinal trajectories of medication use as annual observations of frequency (% Days Treated per year) and intensity (Absolute and Relative Daily Dose for days treated).
About the Professor
James Swanson, PhD
- Director, Child Development Center, Pediatrics, UC Irvine School of Medicine
- Professor, Pediatrics, UC Irvine School of Medicine
- Professor, Epidemiology, UC Irvine School of Medicine
Dr. Swanson’s research focuses on attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents, and adults. As one of the Principal Investigators of the NIH-funded 6-site Multimodal Treatment Study of ADHD (the MTA), initiated in 1993 as 14-month randomized clinical trial of pharmacological and psychosocial interventions, he conducted collaborative research to evaluate long-term effects of stimulant medication delivered by-protocol. For the continuation of the MTA as a long-term observational follow-up until 2013, he described naturalistic patterns of treatment as-usual from childhood, during adolescence, and into adulthood to evaluate effects of extended treatment with stimulant medication on the trajectories of symptom severity, growth, and emerging comorbid problems (e.g., substance use) during childhood, through adolescence, and into adulthood.
Also, in research programs at the UC Irvine Child Development Center that he founded in 1983, Dr. Swanson established a school-based intensive intervention program for children with attention and conduct problems, developed a laboratory school protocol for measuring short-term pharmacodynamic effects of stimulant medication by monitoring behavioral and cognitive change across the day in controlled settings, and conducted studies of children, adolescence, and adults with ADHD in collaboration with experts in molecular genetics, neuropsychology, brain imaging, and auxology.
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Planner and Speaker’s Disclosures:
Harold Koplewicz, MD, Ron Steingard, MD, and John Q. Young, MD, have nothing to disclose. Dr. James Swanson, PhD discloses he previously received an honorarium from NLS Pharmaceutics, for speaking at an advisory board meeting.
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