Psychotic disorders comorbid with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: an important knowledge gap.

@article{Lvy2015PsychoticDC,
  title={Psychotic disorders comorbid with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: an important knowledge gap.},
  author={Emmanuelle L{\'e}vy and Alexandru Traicu and Srividya N Iyer and Ashok K. Malla and Ridha Joober},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  year={2015},
  volume={60 3 Suppl 2},
  pages={
          S48-52
        }
}
Psychotic disorders (PDs) and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are frequently comorbid. Clinicians are often reticent to treat ADHD in patients with psychosis, fearing that psychostimulants will worsen psychotic symptoms. Advances in neurobiology have challenged the simplistic dichotomy where PD is considered a disorder of high dopamine (DA), treated by DA antagonists, and ADHD a disorder of low DA, treated by DA agonists. In our paper, we review the literature on comorbid ADHD… CONTINUE READING
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