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Pharmacotherapy for child and adolescent attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Department of Psychiatry, Hoboken University Medical Center, Hoboken, NJ 07030, USA.
Pediatric Clinics of North America (Impact Factor: 2.2). 02/2011; 58(1):99-120, xi. DOI: 10.1016/j.pcl.2010.10.009
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ABSTRACT Research in the past 2 decades showed that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a frequently occurring psychiatric disorder that causes considerable suffering to patients and their families. This article outlines current pharmacologic ADHD treatment options and focuses on their safety profile and efficacy. In addition, it addresses treatment selection, guidelines for monitoring treatment, and recent controversies in the field.

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