Positive effects of methylphenidate on inattention and hyperactivity in pervasive developmental disorders: an analysis of secondary measures.
|Title||Positive effects of methylphenidate on inattention and hyperactivity in pervasive developmental disorders: an analysis of secondary measures.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Posey, DJ, Aman MG, McCracken JT, Scahill L, Tierney E, Arnold EL, Vitiello B, Chuang SZ, Davies M, Ramadan Y, Witwer AN, Swiezy NB, Cronin P, Shah B, Carroll DH, Young C, Wheeler C, McDougle CJ|
|Date Published||2007 Feb 15|
|Keywords||Adolescent, Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity, Central Nervous System Stimulants, Child, Child Development Disorders, Pervasive, Child, Preschool, Cross-Over Studies, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Dose-Response Relationship, Drug, Double-Blind Method, Female, Humans, Male, Methylphenidate, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, Questionnaires|
Methylphenidate has been shown elsewhere to improve hyperactivity in about half of treated children who have pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) and significant hyperactive-inattentive symptoms. We present secondary analyses to better define the scope of effects of methylphenidate on symptoms that define attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), as well as the core autistic symptom domain of repetitive behavior.
|Alternate Journal||Biol. Psychiatry|