Treatment Decisions: How to Read Research Articles to Choose Treatment Options for Your Child or Teen


In a previous post, Dr. Davenport suggested asking providers for research articles detailing the basis for their recommended treatment methods.  In this series of articles, he suggests what to look for as you read these articles.

Research articles typically have a specific format and each part is important to consider when deciding whether or not a specific approach is best for you, your child, or your teen. In this set of posts, Dr. Davenport lists the most important “red-flags” to consider when reading research articles, but it is not an easy process.  It’s important to think about the questions in each of these posts when reviewing research articles:

 If you have additional questions, ask your child’s physician or  someone who had to write either a research-based Master’s Thesis or Ph.D. Dissertation for help.

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