Medications Used for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity
Disorder: Introduction | Pathophysiology | Psychopharmacology | Research Directions: Cholinergic Agents | Conclusion | Summary Points | References
(ADHD) is one of the major clinical and public health problems in the
United States in terms of morbidity and disability in children and
adolescents. It is estimated to affect at least 5% of school-age
children. Its impact on society is enormous in terms of the financial
cost, the stress to families, the impact on schools, and the damaging
effects on self-esteem.