Aggressive, prosocial, and nonsocial behavior in hyperactive boys: dose effects of methylphenidate in naturalistic settings.

@article{Hinshaw1989AggressivePA,
  title={Aggressive, prosocial, and nonsocial behavior in hyperactive boys: dose effects of methylphenidate in naturalistic settings.},
  author={Stephen P. Hinshaw and Barbara Henker and Carol K Whalen and Drew Erhardt and Robert E Dunnington},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={1989},
  volume={57 5},
  pages={636-643}
}
Given the importance of interpersonal interactions for hyperactive children, we evaluated the impact of methylphenidate on specific categories of social behavior in 25 boys, aged 6-12, with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These children participated in a 3-week, double-blind, crossover trial with placebo and low (0.3 mg/kg) and moderate (0.6 mg/kg) dosages of methylphenidate during a naturalistic summer research program. Fifteen comparison boys, without problems in attention… CONTINUE READING

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