Novel treatments for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children.

  title={Novel treatments for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children.},
  author={Thomas J. Spencer and Joseph Biederman and Timothy E Wilens and Stephen V Faraone},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  volume={63 Suppl 12},
Optimal medications for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) would be effective, well tolerated, and long acting and not cause mood swings or worsen comorbid conditions. Current medications work on brain dopamine and/or norepinephrine systems, which are thought to be involved in ADHD. The medication class with the most evidence of efficacy in ADHD is stimulants, but they may be abused, are effective for only 4 to 12 hours, and may cause mood swings or increase tic… CONTINUE READING


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