Pharmacological treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in preschool-age children requires care


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Abstract

Preschool-age children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have high rates of aggressive and disruptive behaviours. Although symptom improvement may be achieved with nonpharmacological management, there is often a need for pharmacological intervention, which is controversial, especially in very young children. Improvements in ADHD symptoms have been reported in preschoolers receiving methylphenidate or atomoxetine, but further studies are required.

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