Jul 2016

Systematic review: animal models of ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects around 2.2% of children worldwide. Many thousands of animals have been used in experiments designed to achieve better understanding and treatment of this disease. But have the benefits been worth the animal lives, and the scientific and financial resources consumed? Based on our systematic review of 211 publications describing relevant animal studies, the answer is 'clearly not!' Our systematic review has just been published in ALTEX.