Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: The road traveled and the road ahead

Jun, Allison
November 2009
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;11/15/2009, Vol. 66 Issue 22, p2003
Academic Journal
The author reflects on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its treatment. She provides general information on the definition of ADHD with details on its symptoms. She discusses several treatments for ADHD, including lisdexamfetamine, amphetamine derivatives, and stimulant therapy. She also discusses the risk of addiction and abuse when drugs for the treatment of ADHD are administered to patients.


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