ERIC Number: EJ828900
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Methylphenidate and Amphetamine Do Not Induce Cytogenetic Damage in Lymphocytes of Children with ADHD
Witt, Kristine L.; Shelby, Michael D.; Itchon-Ramos, Nilda; Faircloth, Melissa; Kissling, Grace E.; Chrisman, Allan K.; Ravi, Hima; Murli, Hemalatha; Mattison, Donald R.; Kollins, Scott H.
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v47 n12 p1375 Dec 2008
The inducement of chromosomal damage in lymphocytes among children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder receiving treatment with methylphenidate- or amphetamine-based drugs is investigated. Findings did not reveal significant increases in cytogenetic damage related to the treatment. The risk for cytogenetic damage posed by such products is evaluated further.
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Drug Use, Children, Child Health, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Risk, Health
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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