Increasing numbers of children with attentional difficulties have been treated with medication, especially during the last 25 years, and now adolescents and adults are also being recognized with attentional difficulties. This policy statement provides information on the role and the pharmacology of medications used to treat children with attention deficit disorders. Indications and use of medications are discussed and recommended drugs and dose levels are outlined. Information on adverse effects and common side effects is presented.
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