TITLE

Pemoline (Cylert) in the Treatment of Childhood Hyperkinesis

AUTHOR(S)
Page, John G.; Janicki, Robert S.; Bernstein, Joel E.; Curran, Charles F.; Michelli, Frank A.
PUB. DATE
October 1974
SOURCE
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Oct1974, Vol. 7 Issue 8, p498
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A controlled, double-blind study using pemoliqe and placebo in the management of hyper-kinetic behavior associated with minimal brain dysfunction is described. Improvement in gross behavior as measured by parent, teacher and physician global evaluations, as well as improvement in cognitive and perceptual function as measured by psychological tests, is recorded for the pemoline group. This was achieved with minimal side effects on a once-daily dosage regimen, indicating that pemoline is a highly useful clinical alternative to the amphetamines and methylphenidate as an adjunct in the management of hyperkinetic behavior.
ACCESSION #
18962900

 

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