Eur J Cancer 2013 Sep 4;49(14):3029-40. Epub 2013 Jul 4.
Programme in Clinical Psychology, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, Charles Thackrah Building, Clarendon Road, Leeds LS2 9LJ, UK.
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BMC Psychiatry 2013 Dec 4;13:330. Epub 2013 Dec 4.
Department of Child Psychiatry, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and University, Linkou, Taiwan.
Background: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral and neurocognitive disorder in school-age children. Methylphenidate (MPH) is the most frequently prescribed CNS stimulant for ADHD. The aim of this study is to evaluate the changes in intelligence quotient and domains of neurocognitive function after long-term MPH treatment of Taiwanese children with ADHD. Read More
CNS Spectr 2004 Mar;9(3):217-26
Department of Psychiatry, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York, USA.
Objective: Are stimulants effective in treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder secondary to traumatic brain injury (ADHD/TBI)? The authors reviewed and examined the current knowledge on efficacy of stimulant treatment ADHD/TBI.
Method: A systematic review of the literature using a quality assessment scale to assess the quality of randomized clinical trials was undertaken. We identified all studies in which stimulants had been administered to individuals with ADHD/TBI. Read More
Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2011 Dec 7(12):CD003018. Epub 2011 Dec 7.
Richmond Royal Hospital, South West London & St George's NHS Mental Health Trust, Kew Foot Road, Richmond, Surrey, UK, TW9 2TE.
Background: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by high levels of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity that are present before the age of seven years, seen in a range of situations, inconsistent with the child's developmental level and causing social or academic impairment. Parent training programmes are psychosocial interventions aimed at training parents in techniques to enable them to manage their children's challenging behaviour.
Objectives: To determine whether parent training interventions are effective in reducing ADHD symptoms and associated problems in children aged between five and eigtheen years with a diagnosis of ADHD, compared to controls with no parent training intervention. Read More
Pediatrics 2005 Jan;115(1):e97-104
Department of Pediatrics, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA.
There remain large discrepancies between pediatricians' practice patterns and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines for the assessment and treatment of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Several studies raise additional concerns about access to ADHD treatment for girls, blacks, and poorer individuals. Barriers may occur at multiple levels, including identification and referral by school personnel, parents' help-seeking behavior, diagnosis by the medical provider, treatment decisions, and acceptance of treatment. Read More