Differential effects of stimulant medication on reading performance of boys with hyperactivity with and without conduct disorder.

@article{Forness1991DifferentialEO,
  title={Differential effects of stimulant medication on reading performance of boys with hyperactivity with and without conduct disorder.},
  author={Steven R. Forness and Dennis P. Cantwell and James M. Swanson and Gregory L Hanna and D Youpa},
  journal={Journal of learning disabilities},
  year={1991},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={304-10}
}
Controversy surrounding stimulant medication, particularly its effects on reading performance, continues to obscure the issue of the use of this drug in classroom situations. The present study emphasized careful differential diagnosis, double-blind and placebo approaches, and curriculum-based dependent measures to address these concerns. Methylphenidate was administered to two groups of boys, ages 8 through 11. The two groups included 27 subjects meeting criteria for attention deficit… CONTINUE READING