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ERIC Number: EJ1015226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0547
Efficacy of Atomoxetine for the Treatment of ADHD Symptoms in Patients with Pervasive Developmental Disorders: A Prospective, Open-Label Study
Fernandez-Jaen, Alberto; Fernandez-Mayoralas, Daniel Martin; Calleja-Perez, Beatriz; Munoz-Jareno, Nuria; Campos Diaz, Maria del Rosario; Lopez-Arribas, Sonia
Journal of Attention Disorders, v17 n6 p497-505 Aug 2013
Objective: Atomoxetine's tolerance and efficacy were studied in 24 patients with pervasive developmental disorder and symptoms of ADHD. Method: Prospective, open-label, 16-week study was performed, using the variables of the Clinical Global Impression Scale and the Conners' Scale, among others. Results: A significant difference was found between pre- and posttreatment scores as well as a significant reduction was found on the scales used. Only five patients presented adverse events. Conclusion: Atomoxetine therefore appears to be a useful drug, pointing to the need for larger, randomized, controlled, double-blind studies to confirm its efficacy versus placebo and in comparison with other treatment options. (Contains 4 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Conners Rating Scales; Conners Teacher Rating Scale; Childhood Autism Rating Scale