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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)
OBJECTIVE OROS methylphenidate HCL (MPH) is a recently developed long-acting stimulant medication used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This study was conducted to examine dosage effects on ADHD symptoms and stimulant side effects and to explore potential moderating effects of ADHD subtype. METHODS Children with ADHD combined type(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)
The wrinkly skin syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by wrinkling of the skin of the dorsum of the hands and feet, decreased elastic recoil of the skin, an increased number of palmar and plantar creases, multiple musculoskeletal abnormalities, microcephaly, and mental retardation. Our patient is characteristic of the syndrome as(More)
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