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Venlafaxine versus methylphenidate in pediatric outpatients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a randomized, double-blind comparison trial.
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PMID:  20860068     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: The present report aimed to investigate the efficacy and tolerability of venlafaxine compared to methylphenidate in children and adolescents with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
METHODS: This was a 6-week, parallel group, randomized clinical trial. Thirty-eight patients (27 boys and 11 girls) with a DSM-IV-TR diagnosis of ADHD were the study population of this trial. All study subjects were randomly assigned to receive treatment using capsules of venlafaxine at doses of 50-75 mg/day depending on weight (50 mg/day for <30 kg and 75 mg/day for >30 kg (group 1) or methylphenidate at a dose of 20-30 mg/day depending on weight (group 2) for a 6-week double blind, randomized clinical trial. The principal measure of outcome was the Teacher and Parent Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Rating Scale-IV.
RESULTS: No significant differences were observed between the two groups on the Parent and Teacher Rating Scale scores (df = 1; F = 1.77; p = 0.19 and df = 1; F = 1.64; p = 0.20, respectively). Side effects of headaches and insomnia were observed more frequently in the methylphenidate group.
CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that venlafaxine may be useful for the treatment of ADHD. In addition, a tolerable side-effect profile is one of the advantages of venlafaxine in the treatment of ADHD. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Ali-Reza Zarinara; Mohammad-Reza Mohammadi; Nazanin Hazrati; Mina Tabrizi; Shams-Ali Rezazadeh; Farzin Rezaie; Shahin Akhondzadeh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Human psychopharmacology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1099-1077     ISO Abbreviation:  Hum Psychopharmacol     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8702539     Medline TA:  Hum Psychopharmacol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  530-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
IT Center, Deputy for Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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