Despite the use of stimulant medications in the treatment of hyperactive, attention-disordered children for over 70 years, the side effects remain poorly understood. While they are generally mild, there are important differences in severity and type in preschool and developmentally delayed children, which may help to indicate the pharmacological mechanisms involved. In young and delayed children, adrenergic effects may predominate, while in older children, dopaminergic (‘inverted-U’) effects at dopamine receptors 1 and 2 are likely to be important.
|Title of host publication||Clinical management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||9|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781780843063, 1780843062, 9781780843070, 1780843070|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2013|
|Name||The Future Science Group eBook collection|