A reply to critics of using stimulants to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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The lay press has paid increasing attention, much of it negative and distorted, to the use of stimulants for treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Examination of the points in the antistimulant arguments finds no support for any of them in the scientific literature. Physicians should not feel defensive about using stimulants for treatment when proper indications are present. This article will assist the primary care practitioner in answering parents' questions on these issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-87
Number of pages4
JournalTexas medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1991


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