Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Ned Higgins, MD and Russell Barkley, PhD

  

        Russell A. Barkley, PhD and Edmund S. Higgins, MD

  
      OBJECTIVES                                                                                                                                                               
       At the completion of this session, the participant will be able to:
       1. Appreciate the downstream effects of altered gene expression that occur when stimulant medications increase dopamine
    in the synapses.
2. Discuss the neurotoxic potential associated with the CNS stimulants.
3. Use caution when prescribing CNS stimulant medications.
4. Debate the pros and cons of medication use in the management of children with ADHD.
5. Review the major medications for management of children with ADHD and their typical effects, side effects, advantages
    and limitations.
6. Raise critical issues concerning the rapid rise in medication use, and potential adverse effects suggested in human and
    animal research.
       

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