Effects of amphetamine on vigilance performance in normal and hyperactive children.

@article{Sostek1980EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of amphetamine on vigilance performance in normal and hyperactive children.},
  author={A J Sostek and Monte S. Buchsbaum and Judith L. Rapoport},
  journal={Journal of abnormal child psychology},
  year={1980},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={491-500}
}
Deficient sustained attention is a symptom of hyperactivity that can be improved by stimulant medication. Recently, amphetamine has been shown to increase detections during a vigilance task in both normal and hyperactive boys. The present study applied signal detection analysis to the vigilance performance of 15 hyperactive and 14 normal boys dsivided into two age groups (6-9 and 10-12). A computerized continuous performance test was administered under amphetamine and placebo. Overall group… CONTINUE READING

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