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Effects of Methylphenidate on Attention Skills in Children With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Genevieve Lajoie, Vicki Anderson, Peter Anderson, Alan R Tucker, Ian H Robertson, Tom Manly

Brain Impairment | Cambridge University Press (CUP) | Published : 2005


AbstractThis study aimed to investigate the effects of methylphenidate on children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The study employed a conceptual framework of attention, consistent with contemporary theory, and including the following components: sustained attention, selective attention, divided attention, shifting attention, and speed of information processing. Fifteen children (12 boys and 3 girls) of normal intelligence, with a diagnosis of ADHD according to the DSM-IV criteria, and ranging in age from 8 to 11 years participated in the study. Children's attentional abilities were evaluated using the Test of Everyday Attention for Children (TEA-Ch: Manly, Roberston, ..

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