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Psychomotor Stimulants – Psychostimulants and ADHD

The most important clinical use for psychostimulants is in the treatment of a developmental disorder known as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).Children with ADHD exhibit extreme degrees of inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperkinesis (excessive motor activity).They have...

Psychomotor Stimulants – The Amphetamines

Background and History Amphetamine is the parent compound of a family of synthetic psychostimulants. It is available in two chemical forms, 1-amphetamine (trade name Benzedrine) and d-ampheta- mine (also called dextroamphetamine; trade name Dexedrine)....