Usually, the effectiveness of a new psychostimulant is compared to a placebo group. In a new trial the placebo group also received cognitive behavioral therapy. The effects were surprising (at least for the researchers). The Placebo group showed equal improvement compared to medication group.
It seems like we are getting closer to the point that therapy will be first choice of treatment for ADHD patients.
You can read the whole article at: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/713580
Igor Zielinski L.Ac