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Psychostimulants and Other Drugs Used in the Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)


Walitza, Susanne; Romanos, Marcel; Warnke, Andreas; Greenhill, Laurence; Gerlach, Manfred (2014). Psychostimulants and Other Drugs Used in the Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In: Gerlach, Manfred; Warnke, Andreas; Greenhill, Laurence. Psychiatric Drugs in Children and Adolescents. Wien: Springer Vienna, 293-333.

Abstract

The term “psychostimulants” (synonym stimulants) refers to a group of psychopharmacological agents whose predominant effect is the enhancement of cognitive and behavioral functions by stimulation of the central nervous system (CNS). In healthy humans, they relieve feelings of tiredness and languor, elevate mood, as well as improve concentration and performance. In animals, psychostimulants increase locomotor activity and are readily self-administered due to their powerful reinforcing properties.

Abstract

The term “psychostimulants” (synonym stimulants) refers to a group of psychopharmacological agents whose predominant effect is the enhancement of cognitive and behavioral functions by stimulation of the central nervous system (CNS). In healthy humans, they relieve feelings of tiredness and languor, elevate mood, as well as improve concentration and performance. In animals, psychostimulants increase locomotor activity and are readily self-administered due to their powerful reinforcing properties.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich > Center for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:2014
Deposited On:10 Sep 2014 14:38
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 18:22
Publisher:Springer Vienna
ISBN:978-3-7091-1500-8
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7091-1501-5_8

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