Overdose of Drugs for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Clinical Presentation, Mechanisms of Toxicity, and Management

@article{Spiller2013OverdoseOD,
  title={Overdose of Drugs for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Clinical Presentation, Mechanisms of Toxicity, and Management},
  author={H. Spiller and Hannah L. Hays and A. Aleguas},
  journal={CNS Drugs},
  year={2013},
  volume={27},
  pages={531-543}
}
  • H. Spiller, Hannah L. Hays, A. Aleguas
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • CNS Drugs
  • The prevalence of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the USA is estimated at approximately 4–9 % in children and 4 % in adults. It is estimated that prescriptions for ADHD medications are written for more than 2.7 million children per year. In 2010, US poison centers reported 17,000 human exposures to ADHD medications, with 80 % occurring in children <19 years old and 20 % in adults. The drugs used for the treatment of ADHD are diverse but can be roughly separated into two… CONTINUE READING
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