CNS stimulant controversies

Florence Levy*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Controversies in the use of central nervous system stimulant medications in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are discussed. Diagnostic issues, age of optimal use, side effects, effects on learning and ethical considerations are current issues. An animal model for the effects of chronic long-term high dose regimes is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-502
Number of pages6
JournalAustralasian Psychiatry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes


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