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Chapter 13 - Drugs to Treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

from Part 2 - Psychopharmacology of the Main Psychotropic Drug Groups

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 May 2020

Peter M. Haddad
Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar
David J. Nutt
Centre for Neuropsychopharmacology, Division of Psychiatry, Department of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London
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The aim of this chapter is to enable psychiatrists and nurses to safely prescribe medication for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) so that patients across the lifespan get optimal benefits from these medications. In the chapter, we summarize the evidence base for the pharmacological treatment of ADHD and relevant guideline recommendations for prescribing ADHD medications in the UK.

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