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Stimulant medications, such as methylphenidate (MPH), are the most commonly used, effective treatment for ADHD. MPH acts primarily by inhibiting the dopamine transporter (DAT), a protein responsible for the reuptake of dopamine from the synapse into presynaptic terminals. We sought to evaluate the relationship between DAT1 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR)(More)
Methylphenidate is a first-line therapy for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the most prevalent neuropsychiatric disorder of childhood. The compound is a piperidine and the D-threo-isomer is considered the biologically active form. The compound is available in multiple short- and long-acting preparations, having different delivery systems leading(More)
OBJECTIVE A preliminary study to examine the efficacy of osmotic-release oral system (OROS) methylphenidate for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and parenting behaviors in mothers with ADHD who had children with ADHD. METHOD Participants included 23 mother-child dyads in which both were diagnosed with DSM-IV ADHD. Mothers underwent(More)
This pilot study of 23 mothers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and their offspring with ADHD examined the effects of maternal stimulant medication on observed interactions. Parent-child interactions were observed using a structured protocol before and after mothers underwent a 5-week, double-blind stimulant titration. Despite dramatic(More)
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