[Efficacy and safety of stimulants and non-stimulants in adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)].

Pavel Golubchik*, Jonatan Sever, Abraham Weizman

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often persists into adulthood. Stimulants, including methylphenidate, as well as non-stimulants, have shown efficacy in treating adult ADHD. Comparative, double blind, placebo controlled studies, in adults with ADHD, demonstrate good efficacy and safety profile. Methylphenidate was found to be tolerable and safe in short term treatment when given in its immediate release and long-acting preparations to adults with ADHD. Methylphenidate treatment is recommended in cases when ADHD diagnosis was confirmed. Follow-up is required with special attention to possible cardiovascular, psychiatric and abusive side effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)788-790, 814
JournalHarefuah
Volume150
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2011

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