Current Psychiatry Reports

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 111–115

Peripheral Vasculopathy Associated with Psychostimulant Treatment in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Zheya Jenny Yu
  • Caroline Parker-Kotler
  • Kathleen Tran
  • Ronald A. Weller
  • Elizabeth B. Weller

DOI: 10.1007/s11920-010-0093-y

Cite this article as:
Yu, Z.J., Parker-Kotler, C., Tran, K. et al. Curr Psychiatry Rep (2010) 12: 111. doi:10.1007/s11920-010-0093-y


Psychostimulants (methylphenidate and amphetamine salt) are the pharmacologic treatment of choice for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. However, psychostimulants have been linked to a variety of vascular problems, including peripheral vasculopathy. This article describes four boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder who developed vasculopathy during treatment with psychostimulants.


Psychostimulants Vasculopathy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zheya Jenny Yu
    • 1
  • Caroline Parker-Kotler
    • 2
  • Kathleen Tran
    • 3
  • Ronald A. Weller
    • 4
  • Elizabeth B. Weller
    • 5
  1. 1.Hall-Mercer MH/MR Center, Pennsylvania HospitalUniversity of Pennsylvania Health SystemPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Greentree PediatricsMarltonUSA
  3. 3.Department of MedicineMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  5. 5.The Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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