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Pharmacotherapy of ADHD Summarized in Detailed Algorithms

KEY POINT

Extensive, explicit advice on medication management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been developed by the Texas Children’s Medication Algorithm Project. Two recently published papers present specific information about which drugs are recommended for ADHD with and without comorbid disorders. The group also provides advice on treatment tactics, including specific medication dosages for various age ranges.

SOURCES

Pliszka SR et al. The Texas Children’s Medication Algorithm Project: report of the Texas Consensus Panel on Medication Treatment of Childhood Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Part I. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatr. 2000;39:908–19.

Pliszka SR et al. The Texas Children’s Medication Algorithm Project: report of the Texas Consensus Panel on Medication Treatment of Childhood Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Part II: Tactics. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatr. 2000;39:920–7.