[Towards an understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying the pharmacological treatments of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder].

Abstract

Methylphenidate and the amphetamines are the most frequently used medications for treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These medications modulate both norepinephrine as well as dopamine. Methyl-phenidate is a pure blocker of the norepinephrine and dopamine transporters. The amphetamines also block reuptake of both catecholamines, but… (More)

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