A new survey by Consumer Reports found that medication may be the most effective treatment for people with ADHE, but including other therapies can enhance the results.

Consumer Reports surveyed 934 parents of children with ADHD about treatments they have received. Out of the 84 percent who answered that they tried medication, 67 percent reported that the drug helped a lot.

The survey found that more than the children who were treated with medication alone, the children who were treated with both drug and other therapies had better results. Kids showed most improvements when medication is coupled with complementary approaches such as behavioral therapy and strategies to help with academics, says Dr. Orly Avitzur who gives advises to the magazine.

For example, 45 percent of the parents who tried switching a child to a school with better system for ADHD said it helped a lot. Similarly, hiring a tutor helped 37 percent of the parents who tried the strategy.

Other strategies to complement medication include changing how the parents interact with their children.

The Consumer Reports survey observed that with proper treatment, many children with ADHD will show improvement.