Tag Archives: Atomoxetine

What medications are used to treat ADHD in women and girls?

Research and clinical experience have shown that stimulant medications are the most effective first-line treatment for ADHD in both males and females. Currently, there are many medication formulations, including stimulants (methylphenidate and amphetamine preparations) and nonstimulants for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Although a few skeptics continue to voice concerns over the prescription of medication… Read More »

Information about ADHD for Patients and Families

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common psychiatric disorder in young and school-aged children. However, it is not merely a childhood disorder. In recent years, an increasing number of adults have been diagnosed with ADHD, raising some concern that it may be overdiagnosed. Estimates of the prevalence (i.e., percentage of the population affected) of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder… Read More »

Axis I Comorbidities

Depression is frequently comorbid with other psychiatric disorders (). Among the Axis I disorders, anxiety disorders (panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and social anxiety disorder) and eating disorders are most commonly associated with major depressive disorder. In some conditions, such as schizophrenia, it is very difficult to separate symptoms… Read More »

Pharmacotherapy of Depressed Children and Adolescents

There have been relatively few pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies of antidepressants in children and adolescents, although metabolism usually takes place at similar or faster rates than in adults. While the ‘start low, go slow’ axiom is particularly appropriate here, children may ultimately require doses that are higher than usual adult doses on a mg/kg basis.… Read More »