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Pharmacologic treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

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Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is highly prevalent in children and adolescents. Highly effective pharmacological treatments are available that allow the child and the adolescent to function at his/her full potential. Various preparations of methylphenidate and amphetamines have been used for a long time in the treatment of ADHD. This article reviews these and some of the newer drugs used in the treatment of ADHD, including atomoxetine and bupropion.

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Greydanus, D.E. Pharmacologic treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Indian J Pediatr 72, 953–960 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02731672

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Key words

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Methylphenidate
  • Amphetamines
  • Atomoxetine
  • Bupropion