ERIC Number: EJ697113
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May-1
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Six-Week Open-Label Reboxetine Treatment in Children and Adolescents with Attention-Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder.
Ratner, Sharon; Laor, Nathaniel; Bronstein, Yifat; Weizman, Abraham; Toren, Paz
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, v44 n5 p428 May 2005
Objective: This open-label study assessed the effectiveness of reboxetine, a selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, in children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) resistant to a previous methylphenidate trial. Method: Thirty-one child and adolescent outpatients, aged 8 to 18 (mean age, 11.7; SD = 2.87) years, diagnosed with ADHD were enrolled in a 6-week open-label study. Assessments included rater-administered scales (DSM-IV ADHD Scale; Clinical Global Impressions Scale), parent-administered scales (the Abbreviated Conners Rating Scale), and self-administered-scales for the evaluation of depressive (Children's Depression Inventory) and anxiety (the Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale) symptoms. Reboxetine was initiated and maintained at a dose of 4 mg/day. Results: A significant decrease in ADHD symptoms, on all scales measured, was noted. Adverse effects were relatively mild and transient. The most common adverse effects were drowsiness/sedation and gastrointestinal complaints. Conclusions: The results of the current open-label study suggest the effectiveness of reboxetine in the treatment of ADHD in methylphenidate-resistant children and adolescents. Double-blind, placebo-, and active comparator-controlled studies are indicated to rigorously test the efficacy of reboxetine in ADHD. J. Am. Acad. Child Adolesc. Psychiatry, 2005;44(5):428-433. Key Words: reboxetine, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, depressive symptoms, anxiety symptoms.
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Psychiatry, Adolescents, Rating Scales, Hyperactivity, Depression (Psychology), Anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorders
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Manifest Anxiety Scale