Medication Treatments for ADHD: First-line Therapy - Psychostimulants

Detailed information on stimulant medications for ADHD, including uses, dosages and side-effects.

Psychostimulants are controlled substances that calm persons with ADHD rather than stimulate them. While we know that ADHD affected persons have neurochemical correlates these have not been accurately determined. However, it has been asserted that the dopamine and norepinephrine circuits are affected in ADHD.


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Staff, H. (2003, December 1). Medication Treatments for ADHD: First-line Therapy - Psychostimulants, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 23 from

Last Updated: February 14, 2016

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