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ERIC Number: ED126654
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 15
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The Use of Psychopharmaceutical Stimulants for the Control of Childhood Hyperkinesis.
Cronin, John Patrick
Reviewed is literature and research on the use of psychoactive drugs for control of hyperkinesis in children. Briefly discussed are such topics as the prelevance (close to 1.5 million children on medication) of drug therapy, the misuse of stimulant drugs in the schools, the three major drug groups (stimulants, anticonvulsants, and antidepressants) used in treating hyperactivity, problems (including side effects such as loss of appetite) involved with drug therapy, and alternative approaches (which include diet regulation) for treating hyperkinesis. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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