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The use of psychopharmacology to study reciprocal influences in parent-child interaction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7320347     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present paper reviews the possible utility and limitations of using behavior-modifying drugs to study reciprocal influences in parent-child interactions. Ideal circumstances for use of this approach are outlined and contrasted with the current status of the field of psychopharmacology. Numerous limitations to the approach are found. Yet the utility of the design is demonstrated in several studies of stimulant drug effects on the mother-child interactions of hyperactive children, and in one pilot study of the effects of diazepam, an anxiolytic, on these same interactions. The major pitfalls to this approach will quite likely be overcome by future research and the development of safer, more highly specific behavior-modifying drugs.
R A Barkley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of abnormal child psychology     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0091-0627     ISO Abbreviation:  J Abnorm Child Psychol     Publication Date:  1981 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-03-22     Completed Date:  1982-03-22     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0364547     Medline TA:  J Abnorm Child Psychol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  303-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / drug therapy*,  psychology
Diazepam / therapeutic use*
Double-Blind Method
Methylphenidate / therapeutic use*
Mother-Child Relations*
Grant Support
1-RO1-MH32334-01/MH/NIMH NIH HHS
Reg. No./Substance:
113-45-1/Methylphenidate; 439-14-5/Diazepam

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