Upon completion of the chapter the reader will be able to

1. Explain accepted criteria necessary for the diagnosis of attention-deficit hyper-activity disorder (ADHD).

2. Recommend a therapeutic plan, including initial doses, dosage forms, and monitoring parameters, for a patient with ADHD.

3. Differentiate between the available pharmacotherapy used for ADHD with respect to pharmacology and pharmaceutical formulation.

4. Recommend second-line and/or adjunctive agents that can be effective alternatives in the treatment of ADHD when stimulant therapy is less than adequate.

5. Address potential cost-benefit issues associated with pharmacotherapy of ADHD.

6. Recommend strategies for minimizing adverse effects of ADHD medications.

Understanding And Treating ADHD

Understanding And Treating ADHD

Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD is a very complicated, and time and again misinterpreted, disorder. Its beginning is physiological, but it can have a multitude of consequences that come alongside with it. That apart, what is the differentiation between ADHD and ADD ADHD is the abbreviated form of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, its major indications being noticeable hyperactivity and impulsivity.

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