Abstract

Hypotheses concerning paradoxical, psychostimulant-related side effects experienced by ADHD children were examined in the context of a double-blind, placebo-controlled, within subject (crossover) experimental design. Results revealed that behavioral and physical complaints were significantly higher under baseline relative to placebo and the four methylphenidate (MPH) conditions (5-mg, 10-mg, 15-mg, 20-mg) across three symptom categories: ADHD core/secondary symptoms, symptoms common to all children, and symptoms highly specific to MPH. No significant differences were found among active drug conditions. Implications of these findings for assessing and monitoring potential treatment emergent symptoms in children are discussed.

Graduation Date

2005

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Rapport, Mark D.

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Psychology

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0000708

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0000708

Language

English

Release Date

October 2018

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)

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