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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents: Treatment with medications

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Kevin R Krull, PhD
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Marilyn Augustyn, MD
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Mary M Torchia, MD

INTRODUCTION

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that manifests in childhood with symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and/or inattention. The symptoms affect cognitive, academic, behavioral, emotional, and social functioning [1].

This topic review focuses on the treatment of ADHD in children and adolescents with medications. The pharmacology of the drugs used to treat ADHD in children and adolescents, the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and prognosis of ADHD in children and adolescents and ADHD in adults are discussed separately.

(See "Pharmacology of drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents".)

(See "Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents: Epidemiology and pathogenesis".)

(See "Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents: Clinical features and diagnosis".)

                     

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