Drug Therapy in Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

@article{Kessler1996DrugTI,
  title={Drug Therapy in Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder},
  author={S Kessler},
  journal={Southern Medical Journal},
  year={1996},
  volume={89},
  pages={33-38}
}
  • S. Kessler
  • Published 1 January 1996
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Southern Medical Journal
Of 292 patients (210 males and 82 females) receiving medication for attentiondeficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), 272 (93%) responded well to sustained-release dextroamphetamine (D-Amp) and 21 patients (7%) to sustained-release methylphenidate (MPD). The dose of D-Amp ranged from 0.2 to 3.6 mg/kg/day and the dose of MPD from 1.4 to 7.7 mg/kg/day, without side effects requiring cessation of therapy. This suggests that the clinical improvement rate can be increased to nearly 100% in appropriate… 

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