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OBJECTIVE To compare the short term efficacy and tolerability of methylphenidate and atomoxetine in children with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). DESIGN Open label randomized parallel group clinical trial. SETTING Child Guidance Clinic of a tertiary care hospital of Northern India from October 2010 to June 2012. PARTICIPANTS 69(More)
BACKGROUND Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is frequently comorbid with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and is associated with substantial functional impairments. Methylphenidate and atomoxetine are well-established drugs for the management of ADHD. Some studies from Western countries have reported these drugs to be effective in the(More)
BACKGROUND Existence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults is scantily researched in India. There is dearth of information on prevalence of ADHD in college students worldwide. Further, fewer studies in the past have evaluated the impact of ADHD on the psychological well-being of college students. AIMS To study the prevalence of ADHD(More)
Background Response to treatment of a manic episode is dependent on several sociodemographic and clinical factors as reported by researchers from other countries. The prescription of mood stabilizers and/or antipsychotics for manic episode depends on these factors. There is a lack of availability of data from India on this topic. Hence, this study was(More)
BACKGROUND Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) persists in a majority of adolescents. It has been reported that ADHD patients have poor social functioning and risk for developing co-morbid psychiatric illnesses. AIMS To determine the retention of diagnosis of ADHD and to assess social adjustment, academic functioning and co-morbidities at(More)
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