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New: start ADHDFund!

ADHDFund is an international online crowdfund for patient oriented, patient driven research on ADHD. ADHDFund is an initiative of Sandra Kooij, chair of the European Network Adult ADHD, together with organisations of patients and researchers involved in ADHD worldwide. The aim of ADHDFund is to empower people with ADHD. People with ADHD, and researchers on…

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Cognitive effects of methylphenidate on healthy volunteers

Methylphenidate (MPH), a stimulant drug with dopamine and noradrenaline reuptake inhibition properties, is mainly prescribed in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is increasingly used by the general population, intending to enhance their cognitive function. In this literature review, we aim to answer whether this is effective. We present a novel way to determine the extent to…

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ADHD medications also prescribed in Autism

Five-Fold Increase in National Prevalence Rates of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Medications for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and other Psychiatric Disorders: A Danish Register-Based Study. The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence and time trends in prescriptions of methylphenidate, dexamphetamine, and atomoxetine in children and adolescents, within three diagnostic…

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