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ERIC Number: ED018342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Pages: 14
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THE ROLE OF DRUGS IN THE TREATMENT OF LEARNING DISABILITY IN CHILDHOOD.
KRAMER, ROBERT A.
THIS PAPER ATTEMPTS TO REVIEW THE STATUS OF DRUGS IN THE AREA OF LEARNING DISABILITY. THE PEDIATRICIAN'S TRAINING MUST INCLUDE EXPOSURE TO PRACTICAL AND THEORETICAL PROBLEMS OF LEARNING. OF INTEREST TO THE PEDIATRICIAN IS THE USE OF DRUGS WHICH MODIFY LEARNING RESPONSES. THESE DRUGS ARE CLASSIFIED AS GENERAL STIMULANTS, SPECIFIC STIMULANTS, ANTIDEPRESSANTS, TRANQUILLIZERS, ANTICONVULSANTS, AND RNA STIMULANTS. CAFFEINE IS AN EXAMPLE OF A GENERAL STIMULANT. THE USE OF AMPHETAMINE, A SPECIFIC STIMULANT, IS ILLUSTRATED BY FOUR CASE HISTORIES. THE RESULTS OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF METHLYPHENIDATE, PHENMETRAZINE, RESERPINE, AND DIPHENYLHYDANTOIN ARE REPORTED. IN EACH OF THE BROAD CATEGORIES, THE MEDICATION IS DESIGNED TO CORRECT AN ABERRANT PATTERN OF THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE ASSOCIATION FOR CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES CONFERENCE (BOSTON, FEBRUARY 1968). (BK)
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Identifiers: Johns Hopkins University MD