Circadian motor activity affected by stimulant medication in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

@article{Ironside2010CircadianMA,
  title={Circadian motor activity affected by stimulant medication in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.},
  author={Sarah Ironside and Fiona D Davidson and Penny V Corkum},
  journal={Journal of sleep research},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={
          546-51
        }
}
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a highly prevalent disorder occurring in approximately 3-5% of school-aged children. The core symptoms of ADHD are effectively treated with stimulant medications such as methylphenidate; however, there are also negative side effects, including insomnia. It has been suggested that administration of stimulant medication may alter the timing or regularity of circadian motor activity levels. This study aimed to investigate the impact of stimulant… CONTINUE READING
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