ERIC Number: EJ813966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
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Effects of Stimulants on Height and Weight: A Review of the Literature
Faraone, Stephen V.; Biederman, Joseph; Morley, Christopher P.; Spencer, Thomas J.
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v47 n9 p994 Sep 2008
The article reviews existing literature on the effects of stimulant medications on the growth of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. It concludes that treatment with stimulants in childhood results in moderate growth deficit in height and weight.
Descriptors: Stimulants, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders, Body Weight, Body Height, Drug Therapy, Children, Outcomes of Treatment
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