Drug Therapy in Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  title={Drug Therapy in Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder},
  author={S. Kessler},
  journal={Southern Medical Journal},
  • S. Kessler
  • Published 1996
  • Medicine
  • 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… Expand
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