ADHD Medications: History, Science, and Issues

by Victor B. Stolberg
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Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Series: The Story of a Drug

Publication Date: October 11, 2017

ISBN: 9781610697262

Binding: Kobo eBook

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The treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a complex challenge. This book provides comprehensive, scientific coverage of the numerous different types of drugs that are used to treat ADHD, and it examines the historical, sociological, and policy-related factors involved in the use of ADHD medications.

• Provides broad background coverage of ADHD and of various types of drugs that can be used to treat symptoms of ADHD

• Explains how different types of ADHD medications work in the body

• Delves into issues and controversies related to ADHD medications, including their prescription to young children and recreational use by individuals without ADHD