Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, creativity, and the effects of methylphenidate.

@article{Funk1993AttentionDH,
  title={Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, creativity, and the effects of methylphenidate.},
  author={Jeanne B. Funk and John B. Chessare and Matthew T. Weaver and A Exley},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1993},
  volume={91 4},
  pages={
          816-9
        }
}
Given that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more impulsive than peers, this study explored whether they are correspondingly more creative, and whether creativity declines when impulsivity is decreased through methylphenidate (Ritalin) therapy. A repeated-measures quasi-experimental design was used to compare the performance of 19 boys with previously diagnosed ADHD and 21 comparison boys aged 8 through 11 on two administrations of alternate forms of the Torrance… 
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